A truly gifted ceramacist , Su Peta Cloud is currently exhibiting in our garden a range of her quite wonderful ceramic pieces that are totally sympathetic to our naturalistic style of planting. From the sculptural curves of the seedheads to the voluptuous pots and pods you will be swept away by these finely crafted ceramics.
Su Peta says : “Nature is my overriding creative inspiration. Living by the sea and surrounded by the countryside, I am enthused by the changing seasons which influences my work. Using different clays, exploring firing techniques, glazes and surface decoration.”
After finishing my formal art training in textiles, Su Peta lectured at various Adult Education Centres in Hampshire and West Sussex on stencilling and decorative paint effects. she is now a tutor working for West Sussex County Council’s Enrichment Programme.
For the last ten years she has been a community artist, working with Chichester Festival Theatre on their community carnivals, Chichester Festivities lantern parades and working in various setting such as Children and Family centres, Hospices, Youth and Community centres and schools running workshops. She aspires to bring celebratory art to the local community by organising and producing such events, eg she set up Community Arts Bognor Regis in January 2010. The long term vision is to have a central venue to be able to exhibit, run workshops, showcase the talents of our community as a social enterprise.