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 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

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  • Location: Bonchurch, South East
  • Activities: Adult education, Lecturing, Practice-based research, Residencies, Workshops, Public art, Private commissions
  • Tags: Leather, Leatherwork, Silver, Silversmithing, Metal, Metalsmithing, Textile
 

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

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CV & Education

Qualifications and training 2001 - MA, Metalwork and Jewellery, Sheffield Hallam University 1978 - BA Hons, Silversmithing and Jewellery, Sheffield City Polytechnic SOLO EXHIBITIONS  - Solo show of metal vessels, The Curve Gallery, Sheffield  - Solo show of metal vessels, Wimpole Hall, National trust. , Cambridge GROUP EXHIBITIONS  - Art in Action, , Waterperry Gardens, Oxford  - The Metal Gallery, Silver Vaults, Chancery Lane, London - 'Bags of Style', Walsall Leather Museum, Walsall  - Origin (The Crafts Council show), Somerset House, London  - British Library, London Architecture Biennale, Euston Road, London Corporate commissions - Bronze and Sterling Silver Medals, Lord Dainton, Chancellor of the University of Sheffield , Sheffield COMPETITIONS PRIZES AWARDS -Awards given, Yorkshire Arts Award / Arts Council Awards, Dewsbury TEACHING EXPERIENCE- tertiary - visiting lecturer , MA Surface Pattern, University of Central Lancashire  - MEMBERSHIPS , Member of the Art Workers Guild, Bloomsbury, London