The De La Warr Pavilion and Towner Eastbourne are delighted to host a live online discussion with award-winning ceramicist and designer Sue Pryke.

7 – 8pm

FREE, booking essential

In this free session, particularly for designers, makers and other creatives, Sue will discuss her career, practice, ethos and motivations and share her perspectives on the impact of the pandemic and adapting and building resilience for the future.

Sue started her ceramics career as a shape designer at Wedgwood and has since gone on to become a leading designer and maker of tableware and homeware.

Over the past twenty years she has worked both in-house and freelance for major retailers and manufacturers and current clients of her award-winning consultancy include IKEA, John Lewis, Marks & Spencer and She also creates her own bespoke ceramic collections and ranges for some of the UK’s top hotels and restaurants.

With a design style described as ‘understated, affordable, functional and elegant’, Sue still uses today the skills she learnt at Wedgwood, preferring to work directly with materials to naturally make and shape prototypes.

Sue has appeared as a judge Channel 4’s The Great Pottery Throw Down, was Ceramics & Glass Course leader at De Montfort University for ten years and frequently gives talks to inspire the next generation of young designers and makers.

Sue is being interviewed by Daniella Wells, an art consultant and writer with a focus on museum quality craft. After studying Ceramics at Central Saint Martins, Daniella began her career at Sotheby’s producing selling exhibitions of contemporary decorative arts in New York and London. Daniella is the Market Consultant for the Craft Council’s fair Collect International Art Fair for Modern Craft and Design and has worked on prestigious fairs and events worldwide including TRESOR in Basel and Draw Art Fair London at the Saatchi Gallery. She is a contributor to Rue Pigalle, has written for publications including CRAFTS and Ceramic Review and sits on the panel for the Young Master Maylis Grand Ceramics Prize by Cynthia Corbett Gallery.

No latecomers or screen recordings.


Talking Loud is a series of online talks which give creative businesses an opportunity to gain insight and inspiration from industry leaders. It is part of South East Creatives, a development and support programme for the creative, cultural and digital sectors in East Sussex, Kent and Essex funded by the European Regional Development Fund for which The De La Warr Pavilion and Towner Eastbourne are local hubs. Talking Loud is also supported by Locate East Sussex.