Suzanne Forsyth
‘Dame Edna Everage’ teapot  1982

Artist/creator Suzanne Forsyth
Title ‘Dame Edna Everage’ teapot
Date 1982
Medium glazed and lustred earthenware

Suzanne Forsyth-Hatch was born in Australia in 1948. When training at East Sydney Technical Collage, she became interested in non-functional ceramics and began to use commercial ceramic colours and glazes.

 

She first exhibited her work in 1971 and in 1974 she received an Australia Council Craft Board grant to undertake further specialised studies in industrial form making and decoration processes at the North Staffordshire Polytechnic, England. At this time she became interested in making limited production sculptures and funky vessels. In 1980 she travelled to the USA, where she worked and lived before returning to Australia in 1981.

 

In 1989 Suzanne and her partner Rick Hatch moved to, New South Wales. They acquired 37 acres of untouched bush land where they designed and built their studio (Weemala Pottery) and home.