SUE DUNNE creates ceramic objects which are both beautiful and useful, each piece reflecting the natural environment
"My work directly reflects my year-round fascination with natural history, particularly plant-life when it's wild. Over the months, seasons and years I have been building up a library of records in the form of moulds of pressed flowers, twigs, seeds, leaves, berries and feathers.
I feel privileged that something as beautiful, but so flimsy and transient, as a flower can be given more permanence by my ceramic work.
As well as through the colouration, the methods I use ensure that each piece is a separate and individual work of art rather than using 'mass-produced' identical moulds. Everything is twice- fired, the colour being applied before the second (glaze) firing at just under 1100 degrees C."