We periodically feature the work of fellow ceramics journalist Ben Carter, who hosts the Tales of the Red Clay Rambler Podcast. In his most recent series, Carter interviews several Irish artists, taped while at the Ceramic Ireland International Festival.
Today on the Tales of a Red Clay Rambler Podcast I have an interview with Susan O’Byrne. Susan creates ceramic animal sculptures that convey the complex emotional landscape of human relationships. She sculpts around a wire armature using layers of paper clay before surfacing the forms with mosaic-like patterns. In the interview we talk about her building process, creating a life in Glasgow Scotland, and how she used animals to represent family history in her traveling exhibition “The Five Sisters”. For more information on Susan visit www.susanobyrne.co.uk. This interview was taped at the 2018 Ceramics Ireland International Festival in Thomastown, Kilkenny.