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Following her MA at the Royal College of Art, Susan established a studio in London, moving to Cornwall in the 1990’s to take up a fellowship at Falmouth University. She now lives and has a studio in Mylor Bridge, Cornwall. Her work has been widely exhibited in the UK and internationally, with awards from Arts Council England, Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation for research and exhibitions in Japan, and the David Canter Memorial Fund. Her many commissions have included the British Embassy in Dublin, the Met Office, Exeter, Penlee House Art Gallery & Museum, Penzance, and Dorset AONB, with Artsreach. Curating experience has included the Arts Council funded touring exhibition ‘Re-Making the Past’ [Make South West, Bilston Art Gallery, Farnham Craft Study Centre, 20-21 Visual Arts Centre, North Lincs]. In 2019 her glass wall installation, West South West, was featured in Collect Open at the Saatchi Gallery. At the heart of her practice is a drive and commitment to making works that cross boundaries of disciplines, materials and processes and respond to particular places across time. Her starting points are often Neolithic and Bronze archaeological sites at the coastal boundaries of the UK, and works in glass, enamels and Japanese papers mirror both the wider landscape and small, close up details. Her glass wall panels and installations are overlays of places, ideas and experiences, fused together in unexpected ways. Each work is a visual story of memories, visits to particular wild places and changes across time, with inlaid imagery layered in waterjet cut and kilnformed Bullseye glass.

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