[Artist Works]

Sue Binns

Sue Binns

Sue Binns is a mainly self-taught potter, who received some guidance from Ian Godfrey at the Montem School in the 1980s.
Her items are distinctive in their pattern, predominantly using stripes, and though they are decorative, they are functional stoneware items.The pattern is achieved by painting diluted cobalt directly onto the dolomite glaze, creating a unique design for each piece which is finished with a matt glaze.


Sue's skills as a potter are largely self taught but she had an inspirational few years under the guidance of Ian Godfrey at the Montem School in the 1980?s. Since then her work has been evolving and she has produced a wide range of functional domestic stoneware.
The distinctive patterns are produced by brushing diluted cobalt over the dolomite glaze before firing to 1240 degrees centigrade. The seemingly endless combinations of stripes that dominate my work are carefully chosen to suit each individual piece. She sells her ceramics in the UK, Australia, Copenhagen and Germany. Sue is a brother of The Artworkers Guild, and won the Evening Standard Award for Domestic Design at Origin 2006.

"I'm fascinated by the way stripes create different visual impressions, positive or negative, depending on their thickness and density'. She draws inspiration from 1950s Rye Pottery, which she grew up near, as well as Mediterranean pottery and Japanese fabrics and ceramics."

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