Fiona Byrne-Sutton

Fiona Byrne-Sutton is an artist and maker who works through the medium of ceramic. Find out more about Fiona's free-standing ceramic and crystocal plinth assemblages, in her interview at; or via the Links page in the menu.

Work from The Angel's Share can be purchased or commissioned in particular colour ways. Commission information, samples, price list and commission lead times available on request.

Photos of Fiona's assemblages can be seen under the heading, Gallery, The name The Angel's Share is an industry term for the portion of whisky lost in evaporation in the cask barrel. Here, however, it is a metaphor for the poetics of the temporal "soul" as described by Gaston Bachelard. The composition, colour and rhythm of her 3 dimensional assemblages are informed by early Italian Renaissance painting; namely Duccio di Buoninsegna’s (d.1319) Maesta in Siena Cathedral and Giotto di Bondone’s (d.1337) Scrovegni Chapel frescoes in Padua, Italy. Fiona's material process engages with modernism’s formalist legacy through the deconstruction of narrative into discrete components, visible process (press moulded clay, mono printing, collagraphy) and the repetition of minimalist rectangles.

Fiona's other work, can be seen here and in the books, Natural Glazes, Collecting and Making by Miranda France and Additions to Clay Bodies by Kathleen Standen.

Fiona works and lives in Ferindonald, Sleat, the Isle of Skye, IV44 8RF, Scotland.