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. Her work has been widely exhibited in the UK and internationally, with awards from Arts Council England, Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation and the David Canter Memorial Fund. Her many commissions have included the British Embassy in Dublin, the Met Office and Penlee House Art Gallery & Museum, Penzance. Teaching experience ranges from part-time university lecturing to workshops and community engagement projects with galleries and museums.
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 archaeological sites at the coastal boundaries of Britain and Ireland, and works in glass, enamels and Japanese papers mirror both the wider landscape and small, close up details.