Sue Mundy is a ceramic artist specialising in hand-built sculptural forms. She creates one-off pieces from her studio near Reading, Berkshire.

Working with clay allows Sue a secondary voice, a line of communication through form. A constant theme in Sues work is the natural world. Her current work explores the shapes and surface textures found from trees and bones. A key shift in this work reflects her focus on the purely asthetic over the functional.

Sue has had a long association with clay, starting at school and gaining direct entry to North Staffordshire University. She always knew that clay was her medium. Through clay she expresses her emotions and reactions to the world around her.

Sue says: “My hurt, my joy, my scars, my healing, all shape the work I create in clay. Using hand-building techniques, I build bottle-like forms which are repeatedly scraped to reveal organic openings. Deliberate junctions are created by breaking and re-joining the outstretched necks where collars or shoulders evolve.”

From August 2018 to Mar 2020 Sue was Artist-in-residence at the University of Reading.

Sue is a selected member of The Craft Potters Association.

Through Activate Learning, Sue teaches 10-week courses “Ceramics for All” at Woodley Hill House on a Tuesday afternoon, Tuesday evening and Wednesday morning. Please book through Activate Learning.

Throughout the year, Sue runs 3 day workshops at West Dean College, Chichester.

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Education and Teaching

1983 - 1986

North Staffordshire University
BA (Hons) Multidisciplinary Design, specialising in ceramics

1986 - 1987

City & Guilds Further Education Certificate

1990 - present day

Tutor of ceramics Bracknell & Wokingham College - Activate Learning

1991 - 2011

Tutor of ceramics Ludgrove Preparatory School, Wokingham

1991 - 2000

Selected Member of The Craft Potters Association
Selected Member of Society of Designer Craftsmen

2015 - present day

One/two day workshops in schools & colleges
Lancing College, The Abbey School, Maiden Erlegh School, Pangbourne College, Leysin American School    

2013 -2014

Set up private studio & classes Cap D’Ail France

2019 - present day

Short course tutor West Dean College

2018 - 2020

Artist In Residence - The University of Reading

2022 - present day

Selected Member of The Craft Potters Association


New British Design 1998 - Pets Levi

Millers Collectables - 2000

Potters Marks - Eric Yates-Owen & Robert Fournier

10, 11 & 12 Potters Editions - Craft Potters Association

Ceramic Review - Shaping Nature. Issue 285

The Art and History of Whiteknights - Two Rivers Press

Selected Exhibitions & Shows

Beaux Arts - Bath

Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Contemporary Ceramics - London

New Ashgate Gallery - Farnham

New Brewery Arts - Cirencester

Lingwood Samuel Art - Godalming

White Space Art - Totnes

Jill Rousseau Gallery - Devon

2021 - 2023
Ceramic Art London - Central St. Martins
Potfest By The Lake - Compton Verney
York Ceramics Fair
Potfest In The Park - Hutton In The Forest
Potfest Suffolk - Haughley Park
Ceramics In The City - The Museum Of The Home
Cambridge Contemporary Art - Cambridge

2018 - 2020
Ceramic Art London - Central St. Martins
Henley Arts Trail - Henley
Whiteknights Studio Trail - Reading
Celebrating Ceramics - Waterperry
Made London - Marylebone
Innovations In Ceramic Art - Cambridge
Reading Art Fair - Reading
Made - Canary Wharf
Henley Arts Trail
Contemporary Craft Festival - Bovey Tracey
Made London - Marylebone
Celebrating Ceramics - Waterperry
Art In Clay - Hatfield / Farnham

1990 - 2017
Ceramic Art London - Central St. Martins
Contemporary Craft Festival - Bovey Tracey
Design & Craft Fair - West Dean
Ceramics In The City - The Geffrye Museum
Art in Clay - Hatfield
Made London - Marylebone
Brighton Art Fair - Brighton
Made - Brighton
Made by Hand - Cardiff
Art In Action - Waterperry
Art In The Garden - Hillier Gardens, Romsey
Contemporary Ceramics Auctions - Bonhams, Southeby’s, Phillips & Christies
Decorative Arts Today - Bonhams, London
Contemporary Crafts at Kenwood House - London
Liberty of London - One-off department
Bettles Gallery - Ringwood