ABOUT THE ARTIST
'ART ALLOWS US TO FIND OURSELVES AND LOSE OURSELVES AT THE SAME TIME' Thomas Merton
Su Jameson's hand built ceramic sculptures strive to create exchanges, both physical and emotional. Drawn from personal experiences, interactions and observations her work explores the complexities of being human, issues around belonging, strength and fragility, and the tools of communication. Derived from ideas that are at once particular and universal the work invites contemplation and reinterpretation.
Expression is sought through form and surfaces created through various stoneware clays; porcelain, black, and crank, that is impressed to create textures then manipulated into structures using slab and direct modelling techniques. Finally coloured slips, oxides and glazes are applied.
Ceramic sculptor, Su Jameson, graduated in 1987, with a BA Hons in English and Fine Art from Exeter University. Subsequently attaining a Post Graduate Diploma in Sculpture from the City and Guilds of London Art School she had several exhibitions at London venues in the 90s including the Barbican Centre and the Boundary Gallery, whilst also working in teaching and community arts.
Teaching then became her focus for the next two decades, working in all sectors from University lecturing to class teaching in state, special and private schools and colleges; however, in 2014 Su decided to return to making art full time and has retrained herself in the medium of ceramics.