90 Struet, Brecon LD3 7LS 01874 610892
This year Sue has been working on a project drawn from the wooded area, the Groves, not far from her home in Brecon. Weavings in paper yarn, which have been woven on her floor loom and then constructed, as well as small weavings in silver and her drawn preparatory work will be in her studio. It will also be an opportunity to see work in progress on her floor loom – and have a go – and her sketch books from her recent trip to the Outer Hebrides.
Sue has been weaving for forty years. She has always been interested in the simplicity of plain weave and her weaving is concerned with space, line, interval and texture. Material, structure and form are inter-dependent whether that is the use of silk thread for a jacket, strong paper yarn for a hollow cube or stainless steel wire for a free-hanging outdoor sculpture. She studied fine art at the Queensland College of Art in her home town of Brisbane. Later, after moving to Britain, she studied hand-loom weaving at Bradford and science with the Open University. Her work has expanded to include drawing and collage and working with silver since she was awarded a Creative Wales Award in 2013.
Sue’s studio is on the second floor with rather narrow stairs. She hopes visitors will make it up to see where she works but will have some work on the ground floor and on the first floor landing as well as in her studio. She is also hopin that new handrails will be installed before the open studios.