Fiona Byrne-Sutton

Fiona Byrne-Sutton is an artist and maker who works through the medium of ceramic. Fiona's free standing ceramic and crystocal plinth assemblages, from her ongoing Angel's Share series, can be seen and purchased in her current exhibition at the &andGallery, Edinburgh 12 May- 9 June 2018. Read an interview with Fiona Byrne-Sutton at https://www.craftscotland.org/journal/article/deconstructing-the-narrative-of-ceramics; 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. 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 previous 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 on the Sleat Peninsula of the Isle of Skye, Scotland, having relocated from Glasgow in May 2018.