Marion Brandis is a Sussex-based artist who works primarily with ceramics. She has created a number of public art installations, including works in Broadmead shopping centre in Bristol, at St George’s Hospital in London and even aboard an ocean liner.
“I have lived in Brighton and East Sussex for the last 35 years, both in the city – Brighton’s Kemptown – and on the Downs. I am living on the Downs now and tending a large garden here. My work is rooted in love for Sussex, the rich history of its built environment and my rootedness in nature. I hope to bring some of this into the new hospital in Brighton to help create healing environments for the town and the countryside around it.
I specialise in ceramics, tiles and mosaics in indoor and outdoor settings. Ceramics are very suited to public settings, because they are tough, easy to clean and maintain, and vandal-resistant.
Knowing my materials is important to me. Because I hand-make most of my pieces, I can obtain both bright and subtle colours to suit any design. However, my practice has included working with other materials as well. As a qualified landscape designer I know how to integrate work into outdoor settings.
I am committed to creating art that is fit for its purpose, relates well to its location, and is seen as an asset by the people for whom it is created”.
To see more of Marion’s art, please visit her website.