Sue Blatherwick

Sue Blatherwick grew up with ceramics in Lincolnshire, where she studied Fine Art and English. She taught ceramic sculpture and general art and design in a London Comprehensive School, eventually becoming the Head of Department and Equal Opportunities Coordinator. After many years teaching full-time she joined an experimental BA course in Fine Art and Critical Studies at Central St Martins School of Art. She researched and made work concerned with environmental and gender-based concepts. She was the Principal and Chief Examiner for Awarding Bodies developing Art & Design assessment material.

After moving to Staffordshire, she set up a studio and undertook a Diploma in Ceramics at Derby University. When her mother died, she realised that the family home contained archival material which was of interest to others. Her father had been a full-time artist/potter with a studio and gallery showroom in their home and had made pots for both Michael Cardew and Bernard Leach during WW2. She documented this previously unrecorded life and work by undertaking an M.Phil Research at Manchester Metropolitan University. She now manages the family home as a holiday let of special interest and has led numerous ceramics projects with community groups.

In 2016 she became an active studio member of the group known as Clay Comrades. She is an Associate Artist of the British Ceramics Biennial, is involved with various projects, and makes/exhibits her own ceramic work.