It was a happy surprise when Susan Else brought a recent commission to our monthly fiber artist’s group show and tell.
If you don’t know Susan’s amazing sculpture work, you might be interested to discover an artist who uses quilting techniques in her decidedly non-traditional sculpture work. The whimsy of Susan’s visual style allows her to take on on serious social issues like mortality, personal intimacy, and family dynamics in a subtle and magical way. And then sometimes she makes things just for fun. What is consistent about Susan’s art is its high level of craft and exquisite sewn details.
This commission is part of a series of 3D fiber “Teapots” with a unique scene under the lid.
This particular Teapot is mechanical, and at the request of the collector, was commissioned to have a Tiger pop-up and scare the curious viewer. When this handsome beast rises from the jungle contained inside the teapot, he makes a fearful roar!
Smiles and giggles all around.
You can see more of Susan’s artwork by visiting her website www.susanelse.com.
Susan’s work was recently featured in the August 2013 issue of The Quilt Life
Susan will be featured starting October 28, 2013 on The Quilt Show.com, an on-line program with Alex Anderson and Ricky Tims. Susan’s episode, #1309, will start airing Monday, October 28, 2013.