Sue Goldschmidt makes large scale ceramic art installations that envelop the viewer and evoke embodied response. Drawn to the immediacy and tactility of clay, as well as the latent narratives associated with its longevity of usage, her concerns include the ability of objects and space to embody emotion, alignments and misalignments of contemporary and ancient narratives, and an oscillation between the private/autobiographical and the public/universal. Sue is a practice-based PhD researcher in Ceramics at Westminster University exploring connections between Aramaic incantation bowls, critical theory and contemporary ceramic art practice.
Born in Melbourne, Australia, Sue now lives and works in London, UK. She holds a BA in Language and Literature from Manchester University and a further BA in Ceramics (first class) from Westminster University. A qualified teacher, Sue taught ceramics at The Institute, Hampstead Garden Suburb, between 2006-2013. Exhibitions include Menier Gallery, CAA, Cupola Contemporary Art, DKNY London, North Cloisters UCL, 20/21 Visual Art Centre Lincolnshire, Ludlow Assembly Rooms, Christie’s London, and the Liverpool Biennial Fringe, and she has work in a number of private and public collections, including the Ben Uri Museum. In 2018 she was awarded a public art commission to realise her living plant work Hedgerow at Harrow Square, London.