I’m really pleased to be able to announce that from the 5th of October 2022 till 12 March 2023, Sue Ure Ceramics exclusive pieces will be on sale at Tate Modern — both on the site and through their website : https://shop.tate.org.uk/
This will be my fifth commission from Tate Shops since 2010 — funnily enough, almost always in relation to French artists! It has been challenging and rewarding every time.
In June this year, Tate came to me with the type of products they wanted and with specific Cezanne paintings to draw ideas from. After studying the brief and doing preparatory drawings, a shortlist of possible pieces was agreed with the commissioning team. Following this came an intensive fortnight of experimental making and decoration. Working in a heat wave has its advantages in ceramics as work dried much more rapidly than normal, which very much speeded up the progression through each stage of the making process, as well as the final drying.