BOX GALLERY, | 02/05/2015 : 31/05/2015
During the month of May we welcome to The Ropewalk’s Box Gallery a new potter. Sue Dunne’s ceramics are created in her workshop near Hexham. They feature the year round fascination she has with natural history, particularly plant-life when it's wild. Over the months, seasons and years Sue has carefully built up a library of records in the moulds of pressed flowers, twigs, seeds, leaves, berries and feathers enabling her to capture nature at its finest. I feel privileged that something as beautiful, but so flimsy and transient, as a flower can be given more permanence by my ceramic work. The methods Sue uses ensures that each piece created is an 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. Her work will be on display from Saturday 2nd May – 31st May.