Lewes based sculptor Susie Hartley creates figurative sculptures for interior and exterior spaces. The majority of her figurative sculptures have been made in either clay or wax, which are then cast in a variety of materials including bronze. More recently she is enjoying working directly with clay and fire the work in a kiln using a variety of oxides and glazes.
Hartley’s fragmented figures celebrate the strength and beauty of the female form. Through twisting, arching and stretching her forms express tension and energy capturing movement in clay. Her work is expressive, and draws influence from working directly with a life model and also working from her imagination - drawing from her knowledge of historic references and a variety of cultural influences.