In partnership with the Ruthin Craft Centre.
Angus Suttie’s allusive, energetic, hand-built ceramics were powerful contributors to the postmodern art of the 1980s. Although his work sometimes has an ironic and even playful edge, Suttie was deeply thoughtful about its humanist intentions, and the references are present not just for play, but for critical, sometimes political provocation. Suttie could use the conventional form of the teapot, transform it through innovative, complex and entirely unexpected shapes, and reflect on deeper themes of death or sexual expression. He said that he wanted to make pots ‘that shock us, console us, that are life-affirming or that haunt us’.
The exhibition is drawn from Suttie’s personal collection and archive. The selection has been made by collection trustee Jeffrey Weeks and curator Gregory Parsons. The exhibition was first shown at the Ruthin Craft Centre, Ruthin, Denbighshire.