Fiona Byrne-Sutton ceramics

Fiona Byrne-Sutton's sculptural ceramic press moulded vessels are physical, expressive of geological processes and embedded with Scottish clays she digs up. Each is hand made and unique. The vigorous handling of clay is a balance of risk and control. In exploring our natural heritage and biodiversity she is developing an imaginative geopoetic map of Scotland from her Glasgow studio. Her current work can seen and bought here and in the forthcoming exhibition, State of Flux, 17 April - 1 June 2014, at An Talla Solais, Ullapool, IV26 2XE.

Her work features in two new books, Natural Glazes, Collecting and Making by Miranda France and Additions to Clay Bodies by Kathleen Standen; see the heading Writing for links and writing by Fiona. She was shortlisted for the Potclays Emerging Makers 2013 Award at the International Ceramics Festival, (ICF), Aberystwyth.

Weekly Glasgow pottery evening classes restart on Tuesday 11 March - Tuesday 29 April 7-9 pm. There are two taster pottery day workshops run on Saturday 8 March and 22 March. Fiona is running a Paperclay and make a Greenman weekend on 12/13 April, followed by a Celebrate Midsummer Neolithic pottery weekend on 21 and 22 June. Small class size with 1:1 attention. Gift vouchers, taster and day workshops on request. Information and examples of classwork can be seen under the headings, Pottery Classes and Working with Others. Feel free to contact Fiona with any queries.

Favourite proverb: "If you would be happy all your life grow a garden." Fiona runs mobile pottery classes and projects for adults and children in schools, hospitals and community settings. The projects often feature your local clay and a walk to explore the landscape.