Biography / Artist statement
Sue Gunn is a ceramic artist working in Southfields. Her background is in the fashion industry. After gaining a Diploma in Art and Design at Putney School of Art, she graduated from Morley College London, HND Ceramics in 2020.
I am a hand builder, working primarily in porcelain paper clay. I am intrigued by the visual similarity between the body’s internal mechanisms and the flow systems found in the natural world. Endeavouring to capture the vulnerability and impermanence of both, I explore how action or its lack can result in erosion and degeneration. My fragile, sculptures warp and collapse when high fired, reorganising into precariously balanced, forms that I hope will elicit an emotional response and become a starting point for dialogue.