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Susan Swales ceramics

City: London
Region: London

I make sculptural ceramics inspired by people and other animals. Every one is unique and has its own story to tell, although there are recurring themes that run through the pieces. The aim of this work is to observe and ponder relationships between humans and other species who occupy the planet. I have a particular fondness for elephants and I use them to illustrate my sense of humour and to ask questions about the behaviour of humans as the dominant species. My sculptural vessels often have holes in them to represent human imperfection, and the contradictions that make us who we are. They are not intended for functional use.

I have a BA in Ceramic Design from Central Saint Martins.