Sue King is inspired by colour & light. She designs and creates vibrant kiln-formed glass for residential and commercial interior projects, including specialising in healthcare commissions. Her work also includes smaller items such as hanging panels and tableware using a contemporary style and colour palettes.
Originally qualifying with BA Interior Design. Sue worked for various hotel design practices, before running her own design consultancy for many years. She studied Glass with Architecture/Fine Art at Central St Martins College of Art & Design in 2002.
All of Sue’s work is imbued with a passion for colour, taking inspiration from artists, nature and pattern and her own photography/artwork. She has developed a fluid technique of working in a painterly style whereby coloured glass is cut freehand, overlaid onto clear glass and then fired at temperatures of around 810 degrees to fuse together. Her designs are all unique and one off pieces.
Sue King’s commissions are developed closely with clients using hand drawn watercolour sketches that are then translated into glass. This helps her clients to see a visual representation of their vision and ideas so they are fully involved throughout the commission process.
Sue enjoys exploring how glass interacts with light and often incorporates textural markings to bring out these qualities. Glass shows its best qualities when displayed in natural light, which then throws beautiful colour shadow washes into the surrounding space.
Larger commissions include panels for healthcare projects, as well as contemporary stylish sculptures for a Saudi Arabian hotel, panels for Molton Brown in New York and many glass installations for private homes.View Current Artworks
- Hilton Hotels
- Holiday Inn
- Ciragan Palace, Istanbul
- Marriott Hotels
- Forte Hotels
- Moulton Brown
- Dimbleby Cancer Care
- Newham Hospital, London
- St Joseph’s Hospice, London
- QE Hospital, Woolwich
- Frimley Hospital, Surrey
- Leeds Hospital
- Lewisham Hospital
- Salisbury Hospital
My commissions are developed closely with clients using hand drawn watercolour sketches that are then translated into glass. This helps her clients to see a visual representation of their vision and ideas so they are fully involved throughout the commission process.