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LOUISE GRIDLEY - SUGI CERAMICS

Ceramic Art  |  Community  Arts

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Hi, I'm Lou!

I am an East Anglian-based artist and educator with a wide portfolio of practice:

Studio artist – I create and exhibit figurative sculptures under the brand Sugi Ceramics. The name Sugi derives from the humble Japanese practice of Kintsugi which, as an art form and philosophy, celebrates repair, imperfection and healing.

Community Artist - I design, manage and deliver ambitious arts outreach projects that engage, inspire and connect young people to their local culture and heritage. My last major commission, a legacy public artwork funded by Arts Council England, can be seen on the walls of the Apex, Bury St Edmunds.

Educator - I teach Visual Arts at a Sixth Form College. I also teach life drawing, sculpting and ceramics classes privately within my local community under my Sugi Ceramics brand.

“Themes of womanhood and observations of the female form remain at the core of my work with figurative motifs and hand-built ceramic forms originating from the drawing process. The painterly, graphic approach to the clay surface references my original training in Painting and Printmaking. My work celebrates colour, shape and pattern and exploits the possibilities of form and surface presented by clay as a versatile creative medium.”

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View my work

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Featured Project:

Abbey 1000 Legacy Mural

The sculptural murals at the rear of the Apex are gifted to the town and people of Bury St Edmunds as a legacy artwork to celebrate 1000 years of the Abbey and BSE’s rich heritage

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My Studio

Unit 4C, Station Road Industrial Estate, Elmswell, Suffolk, IP30 9HR

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