90 Struet, Brecon LD3 7LS 01874 610892
Since last year’s open studio Sue has been doing work related to peatlands. This has developed after regular visits to the Scottish Islands and particularly to Shetland in 2019. The work involves drawings using peat as well as roots woven in silver wire.
It will also be an opportunity to see work in progress on her floor loom as well as sketch books, drawings and the woven and drawn work relating to peat.
Sue has been weaving for more than 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 her loom and where she works but will have some drawings and weaving on the ground floor and on the first floor landing for those who can’t. Handrails are in place most of the way up.