Graduating from Middlesex University in 1995 with a degree in 3D Design specialising in Ceramics, Sue Paraskeva set up a group workshop in North London specialising in thrown Porcelain. Later, she accepted a short residency at Cleveland Craft Centre, going to move to the Isle of Wight for a three-year residency at Quay Arts Centre in 2000. She set up her own studio on the island nine years ago. “An unforgiving material that remembers mistakes and doesn’t suffer fools gladly” , porcelain has been a clay that Sue has worked with for over 25 years, coming to understand how to use the challenges of it to her advantage. She handles the porcelain with humility and a much lighter touch than other combinations of clay that she works with. Reduction firing porcelain in a gas kiln, using the traditions of a real flame kiln, Sue notes that it is using fire on which to create beautiful white forms.
Pieces in the Porcelain exhibition will be dispatched after the 7th of July