ABOUT THE ARTIST
'ART ALLOWS US TO FIND OURSELVES AND LOSE OURSELVES AT THE SAME TIME' Thomas Merton
Through the medium of hand built ceramic sculptures I strive to create exchanges, both physical and emotional. Drawing inspiration from personal experiences, interactions and observations my work explores the complexities of being human, issues around belonging, strength and fragility, and the tools of communication. Predominantly figurative, it is derived from ideas that are at once particular and universal and invites contemplation and reinterpretation.
Expression is sought through form and surfaces created from various stoneware clays; porcelain, black, and crank, that is impressed to create textures then manipulated into structures using slab and direct modelling techniques. Finally, inspired by earth colours; 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.
For the next two decades, teaching was the focus; however, in 2014 Su decided to return to making art full time and has retrained herself in the medium of ceramics.