Sue Stone

Sue Stone


Sue Stone is a British artist/maker who is best known for textural, figurative compositions that often feature a fish. Sue’s work reflects who she is; the daughter of a Grimsby fish merchant and a seamstress who trained professionally as a tailor. Her inspiration is drawn from her personal relationships, life observations and a pride in her heritage. Her most recent work is a personal examination of memory, self, and relationships with self.

Usually starting life on a computer screen, her compositions often combine people, place, memory and time to create the allusion of a journey through life. The viewer is invited to react to the partial narrative presented to them and draw their own conclusions. Thought and time are as integral to Sue’s practice as materials and making. With an emphasis on hand embroidery often combined with machine stitch and paint. Sue uses a needle and thread as a means of mark making and all its facets: line, colour, texture, tone.

Sue Stone is current Chair of the 62 Group of Textile Artists. She studied Fashion at St Martins School of Art and Embroidery at Goldsmiths College, University of London. Her work has been widely exhibited throughout the UK, and in Europe, the USA, Pakistan and Japan.

“Cloth in all its forms : woven, printed, dyed, already worn, has passed through the hands of many people before it gets to me. It already has a history and contains memories. When I stitch the cloth I too become part of that history and make new memories.”

Grimsby, England

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