Susie Hartley

The majority of my figurative sculptures have been made in either clay or wax, which are then cast in a variety of materials including bronze. More recently I am enjoying working directly with clay and fire the work in a kiln using a variety of oxides and glazes.

My fragmented figures celebrate the strength and beauty of the female form. Through twisting, arching and stretching my forms express tension and energy capturing movement in clay. My work is expressive and draws influence from working directly with a life model and also working from my imagination – drawing from my knowledge of historic references and a variety of cultural influences.