Sue’s inspiration primarily comes from the natural environment of New Zealand and Australia. Her work aims to capture the memories of time spent in wild places, the colours, forms, sounds and textures of the land, sea, sky and bush. All her landscape vessels are hand-formed by pinching and coiling using combinations of porcelain and other clays that she colours herself. The unglazed surfaces of her work are highly tactile and finished by hand-polishing. There are risks with combining different clay bodies, and losses can be high during drying and firing.