“I derive great delight from the process of creating my pots. The pleasure of using my hands to shape malleable clay into an initial outline, then to scrape the hardened form to define the final shape and concluding by spreading thick liquid slip of a double cream consistency to achieve the tactile surface – what’s not to love? I encourage you to hold a pot in your hand to share my joy”
Each piece Susan makes is hand built from ribbons of high fired stoneware. She sculpts the clay to produce delicate yet strong forms, each one an individual pot.
Layers of slips are stroked in distinctive patterns onto the surface of the pots both inside out which is how her simple forms achieve a unique depth and feel.
The end result is evocative of the movement, textures and energy found in the natural rock formations on the Lakeland fells.
Susan is a comparative newcomer on the ceramics scene. Born in the Lake District with a strong Scottish family heritage she now works from her studio in Wolston, Warwickshire.
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I was lucky enough to find myself at Fosse House Gallery a few weeks ago. The knowledgeable and friendly owner Shenac, has a wonderful eye and her creative space was packed full of delightful art and gifts. I couldn’t resist leaving without several packets of her delightful signature ‘bee’ cards. I will definitely be back.
Nikki L, near Rugby
Just to say a very big thank you for the excellent framing of our picture, and for all the helpful suggestions and ideas, and good advice – we really love the result! It looks like a totally new picture, it seems to have brought it to life. We will be back.
Ruth & Rod, near Rugby
You have done a great job of framing our Dior vintage poster – after many years we are now about to enjoy it! Excellent Jonny!! Lovely gallery, we wish you every success.
Michael C, Rugby
Just had 2 pictures framed of my artwork and am SO pleased with how professional they now look! Jonny was so helpful and took time helping me choose the right frame & knew exactly what I wanted. I’m a novice at this, but Jonny made me feel not only great for such a good job he made on framing my work, but gave my confidence a bit of a boost! Definitely bringing my artwork here again. Thanks Jonny! See you soon! Give Sox a cuddle from me.
Amanda H, Rugby
Thanks for doing such a great job with the Hockney print. It’s now hanging in the hall for all to see and looks fabulous.