Susan MacDonald was raised in Haliburton Ontario. She is the daughter of Barbara Joy Peel who is one of Haliburton’s best known potters.
While living and raising a family in Australia, Sue achieved international recognition as a multi disciplinary artist producing works in Wire Sculpture, Wire Furniture, Jewellery, Photography, and Felting. Sue’s work captures the unique textures of the various media she uses and reflects the natural environments she has experienced. Sue has completed commissioned pieces in wire sculpture for some of Australia’s leading landscape architects as well as wire furniture pieces that are both functional and extraordinary works of art.
Sue’s artistic endeavours have evolved into Nuno Felting which combines the textures of merino, silk, and alpaca using traditional hand felting techniques. Her fashionable creations were featured in the Australian Easter Show and Ku ring gai Art College Fashion parade.
Killara Station, with its bounty and natural beauty, will undoubtedly inspire her to produce even more spectacular and enduring works of art. Sue is a proud participant in the Haliburton Studio Tour and is “in demand” as an instructor in fibre and fabric arts at art colleges across Ontario. Please inquire about workshop availability.
- July 9 – 13, 2018: Felting: Traditional and Contemporary Wet Techniques (Haliburton School of Art and Design, Fleming College)
- October 20, 2018: Nuno Felting Workshop (Sunderland Campus, Fleming College)
- November 3, 2018: Nuno Felting Workshop (Haliburton School of Art and Design, Fleming College)
- 2018 Classes @ Metaphor (Peterborough and Port Perry) to be announced
Coming Soon …
Killara Station will soon include a shop front area for Sue to both display her work and to teach workshops on site.
A Word From Sue …
I love life. I love doing what I do and I love where I do it. I am blessed to have a fantastic husband who supports all my passions. God has given us three amazing children who are also creative in their own ways. As my husband puts it, I have many gifts and I love to share them.
Please do book a tour to view my work. I love being able to show my work and enjoy opportunities to discuss how they came to be.