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Sue graduated in 1995 from Middlesex University and relocated to the Isle of Wight in 2000 for a three year residency. She has since established an accomplished practice that combines the production of tableware, one-off pieces and installation work.

Sue’s prestigious clientele include Kevin Costner, Calvin Klein and Tom Kerridge and her work is held in both private and public collections. In addition to her established UK stockists, Sue’s work is sold internationally and is currently available in the US, Canada, Denmark and Belgium. Sue is represented by Contemporary Applied Arts, London.


COMMISSIONS, CLIENTS & COLLECTIONS

Calvin Klein Home, Madison Avenue, New York Design Museum Shop, Shad Thames, London Turner Contemporary Shop, Margate
Herriott Grace, Online Store
Fen and Ned, Online Store
Liz Earle, Kings Road Store, London
Southern Art’s Craft Collection
Mima’s Permanent Ceramics Collection.
94 Piece Tableware Service for Kevin Costner. Porcelain Vessels for the Lord Smith of Finsbury. Odakyu, Tableware for Japanese Designers

PUBLIC ART and INSTALLATIONS

2008
Throwing Rings, Aspex Gallery, Portsmouth.
2008
Christmas Tree- 100 discs of hanging porcelain-creating sound and movement
2004
Sunburst, a ray of 90 Porcelain Panels on the Quay Arts Terrace Wall, Isle of Wight
2010
Demonstrating at The International Ceramic Symposium with Corman Arts in Tel Hai, Israel SOLO SHOWS
2004
Sue Paraskeva, Michael West Gallery, Quay Arts Centre, Isle of Wight
2001
Sue Paraskeva, Work in Progress, Cleveland Craft Centre, Middlesbrough
New Porcelain, The Rope Store, Quay Arts Centre, Isle of Wight. 2000 Pots, at NU, London.

SELECTED ART FAIRS

Ceramic Art London, Royal College of Art, London. Ceramics in the City, Geffrye Museum, London
Art in Clay, Hatfield House, Hertfordshire.
Oxford Ceramic Fair, CPA selected, Oxford
Origin, Somerset House, presented by the Crafts Council
Art with the Adrian Sassoon Gallery, London. Chelsea Crafts Fair, London

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2013
‘Make! Believe! Make!’ Portsmouth City Museum
2012
‘There is Thunder in our Hearts’,Aspex Gallery,Portsmouth 2010 The Art of Dining, RBSA, Birmingham
2009
CUP, Devon Guild of Craftsmen, Bovey Tracey
2009
Rarefinder, New Ashgate Gallery, Farnham
2009
Tableware, The Gallery At Bevere, Worcester
2009
Ten, Bilston Craft Gallery, Bilston
2009
Sue Paraskeva and Tony Foster, Bircham Gallery, Holt, Norfolk
2008
Focus exhibition, Contemporary Applied Arts, London. 2007 White ware, Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh Acquire, Aspex Gallery, Portsmouth,
Rarefinder, New Ashgate Gallery, Farnham,
Bircham Gallery, Norfolk
White for Weddings, Contemporary Applied Arts, London
2003
Contemporary Applied Arts, London
2002
Sue Paraskeva & Shona Elrick at Heifer Gallery, London
Feast, Touring Show Southern Arts Region
Coupes et Bols, Carlin Gallery, Paris
2001
Thirteen Hands, Touring Show, West Highland Museum, Fort William
The Bothy Shop, Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Wakefield. The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh.
Cleveland Craft Centre, Middlesbrough.
1999
Hart Gallery, London.
Contemporary Ceramics Auction, Phillips, London. Bluecoat Display Centre, 40th Anniversary Show, Liverpool. The Medici Gallery, mixed summer show, London.
Beaux Arts, mixed summer show, Bath.
The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh.
The Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh.
1998 The Medici Gallery, London.
Contemporary Ceramic Auction, Bonhams, London. Interior - The British Embassy, Paris.
The Oxford Gallery, Oxford.
Decorative Arts Today 1998, Bonhams, London.
All Fired Up, Camden Arts Centre, London. International Ceramics Fair, Park Lane Hotel, London.
1997
Design Resolutions '97, Royal Festival Hall, London. 1998. Talente '97, Craft Council Selection. Munich.
Contemporary Applied Arts, London.
1996
Contemporary Ceramics 2, Victoria and Albert Museum,
Decorative Arts Today 1996, Bonhams, London.
Design Resolutions '96, Royal Festival Hall, London. 1995 3D Design Degree Show, The Candid Gallery, London.

RESIDENCIES

00-04
Three year residency at Quay Arts Centre, Newport, Isle of Wight.
2000
A three month ceramic residency at Cleveland Craft Centre concluding with a major solo show in July 2001.

EDUCATION

1991-1995
3D Design Degree, BA Hon's, Specialising in Ceramics, Middlesex University, London
1990 – 1991
Foundation Course, Middlesex Polytechnic, London

MEMBERSHIPS and AWARDS

Arc Craft Award 2007
Member of Contemporary Applied Arts.
Professional Member of the Craft Potters Association of Great Britain.

VIDEO

Artist Profile Sue Paraskeva Feb 2012 by Jamie Isbell
Altered Porcelain Sue Paraskeva May 2012 by Jamie Isbell
Altering Sue Paraskeva March 2016 by Jamie Isbell