These Decorative vessels are stand alone ceramic art pieces.
The surface is made up of a variety of textures and layers of coloured slips, glaze, metal wires and steel tacts.
These pieces have stapled seems, reflecting how broken ceramic wares were once cherished and mended and reused, not just thrown away.
I take inspiration from patina and weathered man made objects, such as industrial machinery, architecture, and interior decor. I see an evolving beauty in these decaying textural surfaces, which I reflect in the surface of my pots.
This series of bottles have been thrown on the potters wheel, and altered. Each one is different as the pieces evolved from on e bottle to the next.
Some pieces have been commissioned and customised to mark a specific event in time.
Suzette has a love of patina and weathered objects. She wanted to produce some tableware that reflected the style and feeling of her larger decorative centre pieces, but was also more durable and suitable for presenting and serving food.
Suzette uses various processes to make these pieces, including throwing on the wheel, press moulding and slip casting from custom made moulds which she produces herself.
'I wanted to evoke feelings of enjoyment when using these pieces. One of our basic needs is eating and drinking, and there is a growing...