Susan Elliott

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Susan’s work explores a view of being British as seen through tourist mementoes and souvenirs. Scouring the second hand shops of resorts and car boot fairs for her materials, the kitchen crockery, novelty mugs, ashtrays, plates and badges that she finds are combined with more traditional mosaic tesserae to create quirky, beautiful pieces usually based on the Union Jack.  “My studio is an archive of the nation’s mantelpieces and an affectionate collection of the kitsch and the idiosyncratic within which I think there is an inherent beauty.

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