Title: Vessel 5
Artist: Sue Dyer
Profile: 1972 - 1975 Stourbridge Art College. B.A. Glass & Ceramics. EXHIBITIONS INCLUDE: Midland Potters, Gallery 21, Birmingham. Midland Arts Centre, Birmingham. One Man Exhibition, Gallery 21. Birmingham. Craftsman of the Month, The Commandery, Worcester. One Man Exhibition, Midland Arts Centre, Birmingham. Shared Exhibition, Centre Crafts, Coventry. Midland Potters Selected Touring Exhibition, Oxford. Birmingham and Cambridge. Midland Potters Selected Exhibition, Dudley Art Gallery. Midland Potters Selected Exhibition, Stafford Art Gallery Midland Potters Selected Exhibition, Regents College Gallery, Regents Park, London West Midland Crafts Exhibition, Midlands Arts Centre. “Recently, I have been influenced by Ikebana ‘The Arts of Japanese Flower Arranging’ which I have studied for several years. Together with this and the influence of other Japanese Art, I have explored the use of asymmetrical forms using the natural colour of stoneware and porcelain clay, enhanced by stained inlay decoration. Parallel to the development of larger sculptural forms and in contrast, I have used porcelain, producing a limited range of vases in various shades, individually inlayed with linear designs. The shapes are developed to compliment one another, yet are sculptural pieces in their own right, embodying purity of line and elegant simplicity.