Susie took up the position of Assistant Director in 2021 and is responsible, with the Director, for the strategic leadership of Kettle’s Yard. She oversees communications, audience development, operations and financial management, HR, community and learning, the digital strategy and plan, and commercial activity. Susie has been at Kettle’s Yard since 2001 and was Head of Communications from 2012-2021. Previously, Susie worked at Leeds City Art Gallery. She has a BA in History and History of Art from Birmingham University and an MA in Museum Studies from Leicester University.
Susie’s favourite part of the House:
It is impossible to choose a single favourite part of the House, but I can say that one of my favourite things is Lucie Rie’s The Wave (Jim Ede’s name for it), I love everything about it: its position in the House, on a slate table, below three collages by Italo Valenti; the way that light from the skylight above bounces into the bowl and catches the glaze; its shape and texture; the whiteness of it and its undulating rim. I get pure, simple pleasure from it.