Sue Fraser -
Photo by John Stewart
Equine Sculpture "Muddy Waters" hand built by Sue Fraser.Wood fired stoneware clay modelled vessel with tissue transfers, local clay slip (orange), ‘hamada’ iron slip, oxides and cobalt screen prints with Shino glaze Cone 10 down
Size: 35 cms x 35 cms
See another of her equine studies " Spirited Woman"
I began working with clay after a serious riding accident. Looking for something to replace equestrian sports I found clay and completed my Diploma of Ceramics at North Coast TAFE in 2003. As a mature age student at SCU Lismore I came across an article about women horses and power which inspired me to investigate the strong affinity women and girls have for the horse. Since completing my Bachelor of Visual Arts in 2008 I have been studio based in the beautiful northern rivers of New South Wales where I make work inspired by human horse relationships.
Using a variety of clay bodies, sometimes with additions, I hand build each piece using a range of surface treatments to express ideas Shape, form, a symbolic decorative language, clay slips and oxides are all fused in the alchemy of firing processes creating individually unique sculptures.