Sue Binns is a mainly self-taught potter, who received some guidance from Ian Godfrey at the Montem School in the 1980s. Her items are distinctive in their pattern, one which predominantly uses stripes, but are still practical and functional stoneware. The distinctive pattern is achieved by painting undiluted cobalt directly onto the dolomite glaze, creating a unique design for each piece which is finished with a matt glaze.
Of her designs, Sue says that 'I am fascinated by the way stripes create different visual impressions, positive or negative, depending on their thickness and density'. She draws inspiration from 1950s Rye Pottery, which she grew up near, as well as Mediterranean pottery and Japanese fabrics and ceramics.