About Sue Lowday
Vegetable tanned hide screen made in three sections with illustrations of gadgets in my kitchen. Inspired by Eileen Gray’s lacquer screens and the leather embossed wall coverings of the 16th Century, I set about designing a screen that could be used as a room divider for modern spaces where rooms incorporate living room, kitchen and dining areas.
Theo Sturge leather conservationist runs a unique three day course for museum curators looking at leather conservation. Theo is particularly interested in the application of silver leaf on leather that is lacquered to give a golden finish, I attended the course to learn and apply this technique.