Approved: 16.08.2006

Sue Lowday

Artist, Maker

Approved: 16.08.2006

Concepts
I am a practising metalsmith, using precious and non-precious metals, and leatherworker, working mainly with hide. The two areas occasional meet to combine metal and leather, however, at the moment I develop work separately in the two disciplines. The techniques I use in metal can inform how I work in leather and vice versa. My metalsmithing MA research has explored the qualities of texture

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  • Location: Bonchurch, South East
  • Activities: Adult education, Lecturing, Practice-based research, Residencies, Workshops, Public art, Private commissions
 

Biography

Concepts I am a practising metalsmith, using precious and non-precious metals, and leatherworker, working mainly with hide. The two areas occasional meet to combine metal and leather, however, at the moment I develop work separately in the two disciplines. The techniques I use in metal can inform how I work in leather and vice versa. My metalsmithing MA research has explored the qualities of texture and form that I enjoy in both leather and ceramics. I have used these qualities in my work to express emotion. My current range of leathergoods investigates form without losing sight of function. The underlying theme of emotion is present in both disciplines. Areas of work Adult education Curating Exhibiting Lecturing Private commissions Collections University of Sheffield Sheffield Assay Office Goldsmiths Hall, London Town Hall, Sheffield Manchester Museum of Costume Walsall Leather Museum City Museum Collection, Sheffield

CV & Education

Qualifications and training 2001 - MA, Metalwork and Jewellery, Sheffield Hallam University 1978 - BA Hons, Silversmithing and Jewellery, Sheffield City Polytechnic Solo exhibitions 2003 - Solo show of metal vessels, The Curve Gallery, Sheffield 2003 - Solo show of metal vessels, Wimpole Hall, National trust. , Cambridge Group exhibitions 2008 - Art in Action, , Waterperry Gardens, Oxford 2008 - The Metal Gallery, Silver Vaults, Chancery Lane, London 2007 - 'Bags of Style', Walsall Leather Museum, Walsall 2007 - Origin (The Crafts Council show), Somerset House, London 2006 - British Library, London Architecture Biennale, Euston Road, London Corporate commissions 1997 - Bronze and Sterling Silver Medals, Lord Dainton, Chancellor of the University of Sheffield , Sheffield Competitions, prizes and awards 2006 - .2004, '03, '02 & 2000 -Awards given, Yorkshire Arts Award / Arts Council Awards, Dewsbury Educational experience - tertiary 2006 - visiting lecturer , MA Surface Pattern, University of Central Lancashire Other 2007 - Elected , Member of the Art Workers Guild, Bloomsbury, London