ABOUT SUE URE MAISON
Welcome to my collection of homewares produced in partnership with other socially and ecologically responsible craft businesses. SUE URE MAISON products have their roots in my passion for pottery and the values of artisan craftsmanship.
I first learned to use the potter’s wheel in my teens. The pleasure and fascination of taking something as supple and tactile as clay and transforming it into an elegant and functional object was and continues to be what drives my work.
After an apprenticeship with the renowned potter Emmanuel Cooper, I went on to study Ceramics and Ancient History at London University. My archaeologist grandparents, specialists in classical Greek pottery were another source of a life-long interest in ancient artefacts and design.
In the 1990s I moved from my native London to sunnier southwest France, which has had a marked impact on my palette of glazes and the pared-down simplicity of my forms - Mediterranean colour meets a mid-century aesthetic!
My tableware manufacturer is Midaya, the longest-established large-scale pottery producer in Sri Lanka and run by the same family since its foundation. With a track record of working with many high-profile companies, Midaya is proud of its highly skilled workforce - which makes them a fabulous company to team up with.
Many of my textile designs are hand-woven in Senegal by artisans using organic fairtrade cotton and linen, others are woven in a small family business in Crete. A British company based in Lincolnshire makes our high-quality melamine place-mats and coasters.
I hope you will enjoy SUE URE MAISON products and appreciate the ethos that is at their heart.
If you would like to learn more about Sue's studio range, Sue Ure Ceramics, please click here.