Three Craws an Aa – Poetic Ceramics by Susan McGill

Extended until 20 April 2009 Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, St Andrews (FCA&C display cases, level 2 foyer), check with theatre for full opening hours (tel 01334 475000) –

Wheel thrown and hand built ceramics decorated with black underglaze scratched through to white, with words from poems and songs sung or recited to the artist while growing up, these pieces are concerned with the writing down and passing on of words to the families of future generations.

Susan McGill is based in Kirkcaldy. She graduated in 1991 from Duncan of Jordanstone, Dundee, with a BA (Hons) in ceramics & exhibited for several years before concentrating on private commissions & raising a family. She has now been exhibiting again since 2003 in Scotland in various galleries all over Scotland and as participated regularly in the Pittenweem Arts Festival. She and her sister set up the MacKenzie McGill Gallery, located in her sister’s house in Kirkcaldy. They hold several exhibitions a year, showing the work of local painters, linocutters, jewellers, illustrators and other ceramicists. Themes are very much influenced by her family & upbringing.

Originally presented as part of StAnza 2009 – Scotland’s International Poetry Festival (18-22 March), in partnership with Fife Contemporary Art & Craft. For full details about forthcoming StAnza events, please click here to visit their website.