"In the Kiln Room" is a weekly video series featuring artist talks, studio tours, and demonstrations by Canadian ceramic and glass artists.
In this episode, Susan Rankin discusses her glass practice and the ways in which she is inspired by nature and her garden. Bringing the natural environment and florals into her glass practice through spectacularly detailed decorations, Rankin also brings her glass practice to the natural environment through her abstract installations.
Susan Rankin lives and works from her home in Apsley, Ontario. Susan graduated from Sheridan College in 1989. She received a three-year artist in residency at the Harbourfront Centre glass studio, in Toronto from 1989 – 91.
In her 33-year career as a glass artist, Susan has drawn her inspiration from the landscape in which she lives. As an avid gardener she continues to explore the Idea of garden through her vessel and sculptural works and is well-known for her vibrant floral vessels. Susan examines how glass has been used historically and transitions form and style with a contemporary feel.