When whirling winds started calling.
Sue Weston was born on a farm in the Eastern Cape, in a town called Bedford, surrounded by the semi-karoo, minimalist landscape of aloes, succulents and acacia trees.
While living on the Greek island of Zakynthos, Sue met a potter in the remote mountains of Volimas, named Sigaros. This inspired her to pursue her talent in art and design.
On her return to South Africa she enrolled full time at the Technicon Witwatersrand (now University of Johannesburg) and graduated in BTech Ceramics. She was fortunate to be tutored by well-known ceramic artists Eugene Hon and Sue Sellshop.
In 2004 she found a production studio, Storm in a teacup. In 2018 the first retail shop opened at 44 Stanley Avenue and in 2019 the next retail outlet in the Watershed, Cape Town.
The production studio is based in Lombardy East, a suburb which is adjacent to Alexandra township, which gave local unemployed women the opportunity to learn pottery skills.
Today they are a small team of highly skilled artists, each person trained in a specific skill, from using the potter’s wheel to moulding the items, decorating, glazing, recycling and grinding raw materials.