About Suzie Marsh
Suzie studied at Brighton and Exeter Colleges of Art and obtained her degree in ceramic sculpture in 1982. She established her own workshop in 1986 and since then has become well known for her animal sculpture which she sells through shops and galleries across the UK. She has undertaken many private and business commissions including the public installation of Nelson the Seal at Looe Harbour in Cornwall. Her work aims to reflect her own fascination with an animal’s character and her figurative style captures their form precisely.
Suzie works in clay and can then produce finished sculptures in bronze, pewter or resins, all of which are suitable for the home or garden. Full details are available on the relevant pages.
As an animal lover Suzie produces work to aid several animal charities and donates part of her profits to them. The plight of moon bears in China and Vietnam being “milked” for their bile has become an overriding concern and her commitment to Jill Robinson of Animals Asia with her design of “Hope of Freedom” (the Animals Asia elephant in the 2010 London Elephant Parade) and her “Moonstruck” exhibition in 2012 raised substantial funds for the charity. Suzie says, “To express what it means to me to help these bears is almost impossible to put into words. I know I am completely under the bears’ spell and will do what I can for them in my own small way and will always wish it could be more.” A search for information about hippos led to Suzie’s long friendship and support of Karen Paolillo, who founded the Turgwe Hippo Trust in Zimbabwe in 1992. Karen has dedicated her life since then to preserving the hippos and other wildlife and their habitat during droughts and political unrest. More details of these two remarkable women can be accessed via the links below. In recognition of her own five cats who double as artist’s models Suzie is also a keen supporter of Cats Protection.
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