Susie Turner works as a visual artist and educator specialising in Fine Art Printmaking. She studied Fine Art Printmaking at Cambridge School of Art and Camberwell College of the Arts. Over the last fifteen years Susie has helped raise the profile of printmaking as a medium for learning by sharing her skills and knowledge with school children, students, teachers, community groups, museums & galleries, and adults of all abilities. She has worked as a tutor and workshop leader for the Curwen Print Study Centre, an education charity alongside devising and delivering creative workshops in printmaking on behalf of other organisations, including the National Trust, Fermynwoods Contemporary Art, Northamptonshire Complimentary Education Academy, Arts and Minds / Ida Darwin Hospital, Hepworth Wakefield Museum, Leamington Spa Art Gallery & Museum, Ochre Print Studio, West Yorkshire Print Workshop, Leicester Print Workshop, Red Hot Press, Hot Bed Press and the University of Cambridge Museums and the Botanic Garden. She has also devised educational workshops for local schools and colleges.
As well as supporting the development of artists’ ideas through print, Susie is keen to support Art, Craft and Design education and recently she completed a PGCE in Art & Design at the Institute of Education, UCL.Within her own subject specialism, Susie is keen to push the boundary of print and combine traditional methods with contemporary techniques. Over the last 10 years she has extensively explored the potential of printmaking with photopolymer plates / Solarplate, a new form of printing for artists that is simple, safe and time effective. Solarplate describes the process of printing with light-sensitive plates that have been exposed to daylight or an artificial source of UV light and then developed in water. This new form of printmaking inspires curiosity and is appealing to a wide audience. As a member and delegate of Engage, Susie attended a peer sharing course as part of the Tate Exchange event at the Tate Modern in 2017. She was able to share her skills and knowledge with other artists and educators. Susie is a member of the Printmaker’s Council and regularly exhibits and sells her work both locally and nationally. She has prints in collection at the V&A Museum Print Archive department, Scarborough Art Gallery and Museum Trust and Nuffield Health Hospital, in Cambridge.