"elephant + friends" greeting cards by suzi poland
"merry christmas" greeting cards by suzi poland
MINUTES BY THE SEA
Minutes by the Sea are a series of one minute videos filmed on location, capturing the freshness and essence of the sea, it’s relaxing rhythms and soothing sounds.
Now available as e-cards, they can be sent to friends or family as BIRTHDAY GREETINGS or to yourself for MINDFUL MEDITATIONS.
To see what’s currently available, please visit Suzi’s SHOP.
As part of her Major Work for her Diploma of Ceramics, Suzi created a glaze which can be coloured and painted in layers, the same way she paints her intuitive paintings.
Each tile is HANDMADE and would make UNIQUE GIFTS to celebrate the birth of a newborn, ORNAMENTS in children’s rooms, installed around the home, or kept just for FUN.
They come in VARIOUS SIZES and thicknesses and can be placed on a shelf or hung like PAINTINGS. They can also be used as ceramic TILES on kitchen, bathroom or cafe walls.
Available INDIVIDUALLY or selected to create a SERIES, they can also be painted on COMMISSION and can incorporate letters, numbers or words on request.
Please use Suzi’s CONTACT page to enquire about on what is currently available.
Suzi’s ceramic hearts are HANDMADE with LOVE.
Each one is UNIQUE, first slip cast, then DECORATED with individual ADORNMENTS. Some are nature based, others have summer themes or are inspired by home.
Each one tells a different STORY and can be sent as MESSAGES of love to yourself or to others for a variety of occasions, either INDIVIDUALLY or as a SERIES.
They can also be COMMISSIONED in VARIOUS SIZES or THEMES in small, medium or large.
Usually soft WHITE, they can also be coloured with glaze or hand painted on request.
To see what’s currently available or to make a request, please visit Suzi’s SHOP.
For some time now, Suzi has sketched in cafes CAPTURING the ESSENCE and the style of a place or simply focusing on what it’s like to sit and sip and soak in the AMBIENCE.
Using her signature PEN and INK, she skilfully distills the character into simple playful LINES.
If you have a cafe or home, event or favourite location you’d like Suzi to sketch, please enquire about Sketching RATES via her CONTACT page..
During her Diploma of Ceramics, Suzi developed a range of ceramic plates inspired by the landscape. Her beach, mountain and flower plates + bowls are wheel thrown or flop moulded, decorated and glazed in Suzi’s unique style, using various techniques. Some have slip, sgraffito, mishima or terra sigillata applied before bisque, others have multiple layers of ‘glaze on glaze’. Although they are dishwasher safe, it’s always advisable to hand wash handmade ceramics.
Suzi is constantly creating new designs in small series which sell out quickly. To see what is currently available in her homewares collection, please visit Suzi’s SHOP. If you are after something specific, please get in touch via her contact page.
speckled flower bowls by suzi poland
beach bowls by suzi poland
flower inlay bowls by suzi poland
From climbing trees to designing gardens, Suzi has been playing with WOOD her whole life. More recently she has been developing a series of wooden TOYS and BUTTONS as well as other creative GIFTS.
Be they wooden HOUSES, CHALKBOARDS for children to draw on, or combined with her ceramics to make jewellery or ORNAMENTS, Suzi’s signature whimsical MINIMALIST STYLE brings joy and LAUGHTER, sweetness and light to all she creates.
If you are looking for UNIQUE HANDMADE GIFTS that are sure to create a lifetime of memories, please be sure to take a look at Suzi’s SHOP.
Suzi is now working with a printer to have her CAFE SKETCHES printed onto T-SHIRTS.
If you are looking for a cool, fresh, CONTEMPORARY design, in a light, bright, comfortable COTTON, this might be the perfect gift for yourself or a friend.
Available in a range of WOMEN’s SIZES, please take a look at Suzi’s SHOP to place your order.
If you have a favourite sketch of Suzi’s that you love, or a special request for a T-Shirt DESIGN, please ENQUIRE about CUSTOM orders via Suzi’s CONTACT page.
Originally trained as a Landscape Architect, Suzi first learnt to paint realistically. It was not until she learnt the art of INTUITIVE PAINTING, that her playful style really evolved.
Starting a painting with no intended outcome allows for laughter and mishaps to become part of the art. Often a line, a shape or a colour will quickly become something unexpected. She is always pleasantly surprised when CUTE CREATURES, abundant FLOWERS or playful SCENES appear and her only choice is to go with it, embrace the mystery and allow the VISUAL POETRY to create a story. Now, more than often, she stops before it’s resolved, allowing the viewer to find their own meaning, memories or HEART in her ART.
Ideally suited to brighten a room, Suzi’s paintings also make perfect GIFTS and are currently being turned into PRINTS and greeting CARDS, some of which have been added to her SHOP.
Occasionally she has an EXHIBITIONS or enters competions, so please keep in touch via the CONTACT page or subscribe to her NEWSLETTER to be the first to know about what’s for sale.
As well as ceramic plates, Suzi has developed a range of ceramic CUPS, some with wide HANDLES, others without and some with sweet DESIGNS carved or drawn onto the outside.
Each cup is WHEEL THROWN and inspired by other aspects of her art.
Please pop over to Suzi’s SHOP to see what is currently available. If you can’t see your favourite, or you have a specific request, please use the CONTACT page to get in touch.
For six summers between 2009 and 2015, as part of her 1000 words for Summer project, Suzi created a inspiring body of work including numerous sketchbooks capturing the joy and freedom of summer by the sea.
One of these sketchbooks “One Week Last Summer” completed in 2013 as part of The Sketchbook Project, now resides in The Brooklyn Library.
In 2015, Suzi attended classes at Warringah Printmakers where she learnt how to turn a number of these sketches into SOLAR PLATE PRINTS, that were selected for the Saltwater EXHIBITION at Manly Gallery.
A LIMITED EDITION of of these prints are available for purchase.
Suzi is currently creating a series of HANDCOLOURED PRINTS as well as GREETING CARDS and DIGITAL PRINTS from these sketches. Please pop over to Suzi’s SHOP to see what is currently available.
In the Summer of 2018/19, Suzi completed a Tiny Sketchbook, her third project with the Brooklyn Art Library’s Sketchbook Project, which will go on tour to London and Paris in the Summer of 2019.
For exhibition enquiries, SKETCHING WORKSHOPS or coaching advice, or to find out more about this project, please enquire using Suzi’s CONTACT page.
summer prints by suzi poland
summer prints by suzi poland
Tiny Sketchbook by suzi poland
Suzi loves to play and part of that play in clay has resulted in a collection of CERAMIC STORIES.
From SEAGULLS to HOUSES, from HEARTS to a CHESS SET, the one thing in common is Suzi’s signature WHIMSICAL minimalist style.
Using various techniques from bisque firing, to saggar fire, hand painted or glazed, each one is HANDMADE and would make UNIQUE GIFTS or SCULPTURES to decorate a home.
Many of these stories have been submitted to exhibitions and competitions: Freedom House, Little Things 2016 To the Letter Writers, Little Things 2017 Village Love, Newport Sculpture Trail 2016 What a home means to you, 2016 Love Story, Northern Beaches Ceramics Exhibition 2016 Chess Set, Northern Beaches Ceramics Exhibition 2016 Seagull, Northern Beaches Ceramics Exhibition 2016
If you are interested in purchasing one of these works, please take a look at Suzi’s SHOP to see what is currently available or get in touch via her CONTACT page.