View Image Gallery Sue Hanna(Full member)Tel: +44 (0)1437 710774 Email: Web: www.myspace.com/sue_hanna
"Sue Hanna's striking black-and-white 'mask' heads refer to both the primitive and the sophisticated. They are responses to the expression of self-awareness found universally throughout all cultures." TIM ANDREWS - RAKU- second edition.
I trained as a sculptor at St Martin’s College of Arts in London, originally working with wood & metal. My journey with fired clay started in the late nineties, a chance encounter with a South African potter proved instrumental in developing my interest in ceramics.
My work is a meditation on humanity – life drawing encourages close observation of the human form. I am inspired by tribal art, which has developed an appreciation of the power of simplicity. The masks and figures of different cultures have informed and broadened my interest in and understanding of both beauty and craftsmanship, of contrast and opposites, darkness and light, wakefulness & sleep, and of the cycle of life itself.
Recently I have been developing a new body of work in which I have been trying to capture the spontaneity & energy of a line drawing by drawing and carving directly into the clay.
I build each piece using slabs of Ashraf Hanna clay - a professional clay body made by Scarva. The decoration is achieved by using slips, oxides and terra sigillata. Raku and sagger firings.
1981-1982 - Foundation course in Art & Design, Cardiff College of Art.
2010 - November - C.P.A. Autumn fair: Oxford Studio Ceramics
2009 - November - C.P.A. Autumn fair: Oxford Studio Ceramics
2003 - December - Collyer Bristow Gallery, London
Raku, Second Edition, by Tim Andrews, A and C Black 2005.
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Contact DetailsStudio Address: Pen-Y-Daith, Chapel Lane, Keeston, Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, Wales, UK, SA62 6EH.
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Last Updated: 2011-12-10
Events featuring this potter
Rufford Craft Centre : Earth and Fire 2013 at Rufford