Suzette was born in 1974 and has spent most of her life living on the south coast of England, in the Bournemouth area.
Following a creative path through school and college she was uncertain as to which direction to take artistically. As a teenager she had a part time job in a ‘paint your own pottery’ shop. Nothing sparked her imagination, but she realised that she wanted to learn how to make her own pots.
This was the catalyst that led her to complete a BA Honours Degree at Central St Martins in London, and her Masters Degree at Staffordshire University in Stoke, both of which were in Ceramic Design.
A move back to her hometown and a job which was intended to be temporary, turned into a ten year career in prosthetics, as a sculptor sculpting bespoke lifelike limbs.
During this time Suzette experienced two life changing events, the first, the sudden loss of her mother and the second a back injury that had left her almost immobile, and resulting in spinal surgery. These two very sobering events gave her the clarity, drive and focus she needed to reconnect with her passion for clay.
6 years of hard work, juggling her day job as a newly appointed pottery instructor (working with adults with learning disabilities), studio time and a new baby, resulted in Suzette officially opening her studio as a business in 2017. She teaches regular weekly pottery classes and makes her own work which she exhibits locally, and previously at Art in Clay Hatfield, Art in Clay Farnham, and at Earth and Fire Ceramics Festival.