Suzie Sullivan's lifelong passion for craft work began as a child in Cheshire in the UK, with stitching, knitting and crocheting. Throughout her life she has always had hobby projects on the go but could only have dreamt where it would lead. She has always had a fascination for Ireland and all things Irish and moved to Mayo in 2001 with her husband Steve. She loves what Ireland has to offer - music, culture and the wide open spaces - and all of this is reflected in her work. She is now known throughout Ireland and beyond for her work in fibre art, especially felt and silk paper making. In recent years her work has taken on a new direction - flame work - which involves working with a propane and oxygen flame, an annealing kiln and molten glass, she has found this new medium exciting to work with and it has opened up yet another avenue for her creativity. Her work is on a small scale for both jewellery and sculptural pieces, but still retains her own personal style - whimsical and nature driven. Her latest achievement was to be awarded 1st and 2nd place in the felting category of the 2013 RDS National Craft Competition.