Suzanne Breakwell

The inspiration for my work comes from an overwhelming love and fascination with the natural world and all its glorious flora and fauna. My paper sculptures are constructed from wire, paper mache, relevant pages from vintage books and recycled cotton rag papers. Using recycled/reclaimed materials I aim to bring an environmental focus to my work. I use a variety of techniques to describe and build character to the subject, bringing life and vibrancy to each piece. I also aim to capture momentary expression, mood, detail and narrative within my work. 

I adore paper as a medium and love the beauty & simplicity of creating my pieces from a medium that is so widely used by so many on a daily basis. It’s the potential of paper and what it might be able to become which sparks my imagination. I find the delicate yet strong characteristics of paper make it an interesting and versatile material to work with. It is this contradictory nature which fascinates me and its ability to continually reinvent itself never ceases to amaze and continues to push me forward developing new ideas and techniques.

Suzanne studied BTEC ND in design  at Mid-Warwickshire college, she went on to study HND Photography at Bradford & Ilkley Community College & a BA(hons) Technical Arts Design for Film & Theatre at Wimbledon School of Art, London graduating in 2000. She has experience working as a model maker for film, set decorator and dresser for tv and working on community film projects. Suzanne also has experience as an arts facilitator in primary schools and community workshops. She regularly exhibits her work at contemporary craft fairs and selected galleries. Suzanne currently lives in Eastbourne, East Sussex, UK with her family.

Suzanne Breakwell

Commission Work from Suzanne Breakwell

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Perhaps you need accessories to go with a particular outfit or a piece of furniture to fit a specific space in your home. We can work with you to design something truly unique. You’ll be able to discuss your ideas, likes and dislikes with the Maker and together create a piece of craft, handmade for you.

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