Susan O’Byrne is an Irish artist living and working in Scotland. She first came to Scotland to study at the Edinburgh College of art where she was awarded a first-class honours degree in design and applied art and a post graduate diploma in ceramics.
Susan makes ceramic animal sculptures using a very personal and unique method. She makes wire frameworks onto which she applies layers of printed and patterned porcelain paper-clay. Her animals are not intended to be literal representations of specific species. Rather, she thinks of them as creatures inhabiting other worlds and as vehicles for the expression of human emotions.