jill sutcliffe

I have always been passionate about working with clay, its therapeutic qualities inspire me to create. I take the inanimate and bring it to life.

My sculptures capture the essence of positive energy and movement. They are strongly influenced by my love of architecture and nature. I pair the two to provide exquisite 3 dimensional forms to enhance any home or garden.

The ‘Spike’ and ‘Flight’ series are built on a base form which I use as a blank canvas. The spikes are my brush strokes. Each one is individually pulled then attached to the body and manipulated to create a natural flow.

All of my pieces are hand built and unique.

I mix my own glazes, a constant stream of testing and apprehension. Because of the complexity of my forms I use the pouring method to glaze which is unpredictable and adds further excitement to the final piece.

Generally, my choice of clay is stoneware, with its high firing temperature. My pieces are frost resistant which allow them to live inside and out.

I am currently developing a series of work that reflects the challenges we are facing with Brexit.

Experience

Ceramic Sculptor at Jill Sutcliffe Ceramics

2009 – Present Wimbledon Art Studios

I am a self employed sculptor working from my studio at Wimbledon Art Studio, studio 202, 10 Riverside Yard, Riverside Road, SW17 OBB.

Education

at Lambeth College

London

City & Guilds in Ceramics 1998
Ceramic courses 1999 – 2009 London

Exhibitions

Guildford Arts

Clyde & Co. Art Guildford

Affordable Art Fair, Battersea Selected Group

Cobalt Fine Arts London

Wimbledon Art Studios Summer & Winter show Group

Wimbledon Art Studios London

Merton Arts Trail Group

Open House London

London Potters Annual Show Group

Morley Gallery London

Cobalt Fine Arts

Graham Hunter Gallery Baker Street

Spirit of Place

St Mary’s the Virgin Merton

Public Art Exhibition

50 Pop Up Group

Loud & Western, Fulham London, UK

Affordable Art Fair, Stockholm Selected, Group

Wills Art Warehouse Stockholm, Sweden

Affordable Art Fair, Hampstead Selected, Group

Wills Art Warehouse London

Art Erotica Selected, Group

Cork Street Gallery London