A Glass Artist from Fermoy, Co. Cork.
Art has always been an integral part of Suzanne’s self-expression. It is a doorway that provides an escape into her own private world. Suzanne draws a lot of inspiration form the natural world, particularly fossils, stone, shells, twigs and other found objects. She’s drawn to the elegant beauty of time and its ability to both erode and preserve objects and memory.
Fragments of cloth and other artifacts preserved in their natural environment are a tangible link to the past.
Her work has evolved in various directions and is quite varied in techniques, mood and colour. Some days it filled with beautiful colour, strong shapes and bold lines, other days her work is more reflective and quieter with more delicate hues. But, deep in its heart, textiles and weaving are core, especially in her sculptural pieces. Some of Suzanne’s work is extremely fragile in appearance, influenced by the erosive nature of time and memories which slowly disappear and become more faint, belonging to the past. She seeks to capture these impressions in her glass, a moment frozen in time with the potential to last thousands of years. More of her work has taken on a lot of colour and strong linear compositions, layering and weaving colours together to create abstract impressions.
After graduating from the Crawford College of Art & Design with a degree in Fine Art, Suzanne was awarded the Cork Art Society “Student of the Year”. Since then she attended many interesting courses such as Back-strap-loom weaving in Northern Thailand, Glass blowing in Australia, glass Pate-de-verre in Turkey and various courses in Ireland. Suzanne has exhibitioned in solo and group shows in various venues around Ireland, Uk, Turkey and Australia.
She also works to commission, each and every piece created is a unique one off piece of art. Suzanne has been commissioned to make awards and presentations for many prestigous events, including a recent piece for the Mayor Of Shanghai.
Suzanne O Sullivan’s studio is open daily by appointment.