Susan was born and raised in Vancouver British Columbia. She showed an early aptitude in visual art which lead her into future studies at the Vancouver School of Art (now Emily Carr), receiving the Helen Pitt Fund scholarship for first year students.
Susan continued her studies at Langara College finishing the two year Fine Arts diploma program and then attended UBC receiving her Bachelors degree in Art Education. Susan has always been involved in showing and selling her work in various shows and is a long time active member of the Federation of Canadian Artists based at Granville Island. She has recently become a member of the B.C. Potters Guild and the Semiahmoo Potters Society returning to her love of three dimensional work through pottery and sculpture.
Susan lives in South Surrey with her husband and has three adult children. Over the past thirty years Susan taught art at the high school level. She ran an after school clay club program for grade 8-12.
Now in retirement she finds time and energy for the development of a body of work exploring combination functional and sculptural pieces using pottery antiquities and Canadiana as her inspiration. Susan has participated in four shows in the last year featuring her ceramic sculptural work in south surrey and in downtown Vancouver and is looking forward to exploring the possibilities of this versatile medium.