Sue Lowday MA trained originally as a silversmith. She began her first workshop in Sheffield 1981, where she received several awards from the Crafts Council and has shown her work at many prestigious events around the country. Sue’s pieces can be seen in the Walsall Leather Museum collection. Sue now lives and works on the Isle of Wight.
Her interest in leather began when she was a child buying scraps of leather from the Haberdashery Counter at the main department store in Hull. Sue’s love of experimenting making tools or using found tools has enabled her to develop her range of sculptural forms in leather. The experience of working with metal has also deeply informed her practice influencing her technical approach to making her designs. She mainly uses vegetable tanned leathers which she hand dyes in order to capitalise on the properties of the vegetable tanned leather.