Turner, Sue


I am a ceramic artist, teacher and long standing member of Northlight Art Studios, Hebden Bridge. Memory, relationships and the lived environment provide the subject matter for my work. I often incorporate and re-present everyday domestic items, found fragments and scraps which connect to the past. I enjoy handbuilding using a wide variety of clays – pushing the boundaries to see what will survive the harsh stoneware firing. Recent landscape work mixes clay with paper, perlite, grits, oxides and stains to create pieces which reflect the landscape around my home on the moor tops above the Calder Valley. My work has been exhibited at a number of Northern galleries, events and arts festivals over the past 20 years.