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Suzie Gray

As a child, I wore clothes advertised for boys, had short ‘masculine’ hair, and all my friends were boys. As a child, I also loved dresses, dolls, and anything pink. As a teenager, I expressed myself through what I wore, as I do now. However, I quickly learnt that outsiders would judge what I wore to determine my sexuality, class, mental state and even gender. Gender is an evolving topic, however, the engraved gender stereotypes that are forced into us are not.



‘THEY’ is a brand identity for my gender-fluid clothing, furthering the boundaries from simply trousers and tops to dresses, skirts, bras, and underwear. Using flesh tones and the garishly feminised colour pink, these textiles blur the divide between male to female whilst uniting them along with all genders.

Final year project

THEY

Awards

Exhibitions:

2016 Farnham Pottery, solo portrait exhibition. https://www.thefarnhampottery.co.uk

2017 Rathbone Studio- acrylic on cartridge paper. https://www.thefarnhampottery.co.uk

2017 Any Frontier, Any Hemisphere, Liverpool Library- graphite on cartridge paper.
https://www.thefarnhampottery.co.uk

2019 Landed, Loughborough University- collaborative project.
https://www.thefarnhampottery.co.uk

2018 Primary Gallery, Nottingham- Video piece. https://www.thefarnhampottery.co.uk

2019 MTC Exhibition, MTC Coventry- ceramic dishes. https://www.thefarnhampottery.co.uk

Work Experience

2016- 2018 Ceramics Assistant, Rathbone Studio, Wirral.

2018 Ceramics Assistant, LJMU, Liverpool.
Assisted the Rathbone Studio in a ceramics workshop for international students visiting Liverpool John Moore’s University.