Sue Paraskeva Biography

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Sue Paraskeva works with porcelain and uses a stick driven momentum wheel to create fine cylindrical forms. In the ceramic world this technique is used widely in Jingdezhen - the Chinese capital of Porcelain. The momentum wheel allows Sue to work silently and without electricity in tune with the spin of the wheel.

Sue creates fine cylindrical porcelain vessels, inspired initially by industrial forms. These are refined during throwing and intuitive decorative marks are applied using wood ash slips, colouring oxides and inlayed clay. The forms are inspired by industrial landscapes of the North East and the marks have evolved from line drawings of the landscape.

Selected Exhibitions

2009
Bircham Gallery 2 person show with Tony Foster

2006
'Art in Clay' Hatfield House, Hertfordshire

2005
Kooywood Gallery, Cardiff

'White for Weddings' Contemporary Applied Arts, London

Desmoulin Gallery, Newark

2004
Michael West Gallery, Quay Arts Centre, Isle of Wight

'New Porcelain' The Rope Store, Quay Arts Centre, Isle of Wight

'work in Progress' Cleveland Crfat Centre, Middlesborough

2003
Contemporary Ceramics, London

'Feast' Touring Show, Southern Arts Region

Rope Store Gallery, Stroud

2002
Heifer Gallery, London

'Coupes et Bols' Carlin Gallery, Paris

Art 2002 with the Adrian Sassoon Gallery, London

2001
Michael West Gallery, Quay Arts Centre, Isle of Wight

'New Porcelain' The Rope Store, Quay Arts Centre, Isle of Wight

2000
Beatrice Royal Contemporary Art Gallery, Hampshire

Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art, Sunderland

The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh

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