Sue Jones was born in 1964 and grew up in Shropshire. She moved to Oxfordshire at 16 and fell in love with the County. Joining the Bicester Sculpture Group in 2009 is when she first took up sculpting. Sue has a small workshop located at her home, but chooses to work in a group and shared space at the George Muller Studio, finding this environment creative, stimulating and much more enjoyable. As a member of the Oxford Sculptors Group, she works with a number of materials to depict the ideas resulting in stunning pieces made of Bronze, Bronze Resin and Slate on polished oak or stone bases.
The artist explains:
“I had always been drawn to sculpture and would have to touch the pieces to connect and experience the texture and shapes. When I sculpt I draw my inspiration from all the natural shapes that I see on my walks that nature has designed already. From the patterns on the beach that are left by the sea, plant seed heads, ripples of water, texture of tree bark, shapes of leaves, it all feeds into my creative emotions.
I love my work to be touched and enjoy watching people read the shapes and textures by handling them, as I did when creating them. Each piece is a very personal expression." Sue Jones
The gallery has represented Sue for many years and she has exhibited at the Mall Galleries, London, Thompson's Gallery, London, Fresh Air Sculpture Show, Quennington, Oxford Art Week, Oxfordshire, Forge Gallery, Northants, Fairfax Gallery, Norfolk and the Ironstone Art Prize, Banbury.
Slate and Stainless Steel on Portland Stone 45 x 33 cm