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Susan Halls


ceramic dog

I've always been overwhelmed by the diversity and energy of nature. My obsession with animals is at the centre of this fascination. Every aspect of their being concerns me; their movement, their behaviour - even their smell! My work has always sought the form and feeling rather than mere appearance. I'm trying to create sculpture which traps a kind of TRUTH or FACT. Dog, horse, bird and monkey are reoccuring themes.

Born 1966 in Kent,Egland, Susan studied at her local art school, the Medway College of Art and Design from 1984-1988. During this time she was awarded a scholarship by the Royal College of Art in London. She graduated with distinction in 1990. After a residency at the Banff Centre for the Arts in Canada, she established her studio in London, exhibiting widely through the United Kingdom and Europe. Susan also became a visitng lecturer to many colleges and universities including Royal College of Art, Central St. Martin's, Manchester Art School , The Cardiff Institute and Bath School of Art. Her work is represented in the collections of The Sackler Founder, Victoria and Albert Museum (London) and Stoke-on-Trent Museum.

Winner of 1989 Campbell's Soup Tureen Design Competition. Artist in Residence at Kescemet Ceramic Center, Hungary,1996.