'Spring' is a new series of ceramic works by Sue Scobie celebrating the beauty of the New Zealand landscape.
Hand-formed by pinching, coiling, rolling and breaking combinations of porcelain and other clays that Sue colours herself, each vessel is unique.
Spring I: 110mm (h) x 120mm (dia)
Spring II: 95mm (h) x 120mm (dia)
Medium: Porcelain, Stoneware, Glaze
Working from her Nelson home studio, Sue Scobie's inspiration comes from the natural environment of New Zealand and Australia. Her work aims to capture the memories of time spent in wild places: the colours, forms, sounds and textures of the land, sea, sky and bush.
Initially juggling ceramic studies part-time with a full-time Master of Science (Ecotoxicology) programme in the early 1990s, Sue gave up her ceramic studies when juggling the two became too much. The lure of ceramics drew Sue back on her returned to New Zealand from her studies in Sydney and she enrolled in a Diploma in Ceramic Art at Otago Polytechnic which she completed 2009.
All of Sue's landscape vessels are hand-formed by pinching and coiling using combinations of porcelain and other clays that she colours herself. The unglazed surfaces of her work are highly tactile and finished by hand-polishing. There are risks with combining different clay bodies, and losses can be high during drying and firing.
Sue's work can be found in private collections in Australia, New Zealand, Japan, USA and on permanent exhibition in the Fu-Le International Ceramics Museum in China.
Postage within NZ: Within New Zealand all items over $150 are couriered free of charge. Orders under $150 incur a $7.50 courier charge. We aim to send out orders received the same day (within business hours) for delivery within 2-3 days of your order.
International Postage: We are happy to send items worldwide, simply email us the product you are interested in and we will give you a quote within 24 hours - we prefer to do this over calculating the postage at the checkout as it ensures you get the most accurate price.
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