Sue Calcutt’s work embraces emotions of trust, honesty, care, unconditional love and loyalty. Her work endeavours to celebrate the relationships and bonds that we create with animals and with the natural world. It recognises the great contribution that animals play in our everyday lives as well as their mystery and their power. Most of the influence for her work is from her teaching career in Early years and Special Needs as well as the 18 years that she spent in Finland, surrounded by a strong sense of design and craft, forest and fauna as well as extreme weather conditions!
Her small ceramic sculptures are made from textured clays. Her current collection is predominantly Raku fired. Sue enjoys the spontaneous process of Raku and enjoys the rich depth and texture that it imparts to her sculptures.