A native of South Carolina, Susan moved to the North Carolina mountains after college in 1997. There she fell for clay with a turn at a friend’s wheel. After receiving her B.F.A in Ceramics and Painting at Western Carolina University in Cullowhee, NC(2000), Susan became a member of cone 10 studios(SC) in 2003.
During years living between Charleston, SC and San Francisco, CA she developed a love for California style. Influences to her pottery include this warm modernism, the Japanese aesthetic as well as contemporary design and fashion. Most importantly, Susan enjoys ceramics as a means for art involved in everyday life.
In 2005, she became an owning partner of cone 10 studios, where she continues to maintain her studio and share in this clay community.