Sue Lawty

Sue Lawty is a highly experienced artist, designer and teacher, whose work is in collections worldwide including the Victoria and Albert Museum, London where she held a year-long residency. Prestigious Artist Research Fellowships include Smithsonian Museums USA and University of Leeds. In 2017, Earth Materials was published about Sue’s work.

Describe your approach to teaching. 

I see my role as a tutor to act as a catalyst… aiming to draw out the unique creative essence of each individual.

What inspires your own work? 

My work is rooted in an emotional, spiritual and physical engagement with the land. Subtleties of material and construction are explored intuitively and meticulously to build particular textual languages.

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