I am Sue Blatherwick, a fine artist and ceramicist. I am currently making slip decorated earthenware, mainly colourful dishes and tiles.
I originally trained as a secondary school art & design teacher and was taught ceramics by my father when the school I was teaching in needed a ceramics teacher. I later studied Fine Art and Critical Studies. Following this I worked in art & design education development for three major awarding bodies as a senior and principal examiner, advisor, and consultant. An unfortunate series of events meant that I had no other option than to take the largest exam board to an employment tribunal, which they settled out of court. I then focussed on my own art work, updating my ceramics knowledge at Derby University before embarking on a post-graduate research degree in Manchester.
All of this informs what I do now, and I flip between the theoretical and practical, writing, delivering, making and showing.