Susan received her BA in Arts, Crafts and their History from UC Santa Cruz, California in 1976 and attended the Sun Valley Centre, Idaho in Ceramics. In 1978-80, she attended the Banff Centre, Alberta, as a student and a technician. Her primitive fired sculpture has been exhibited in numerous cities across Canada, USA, Scotland, Korea and Taiwan. In 2001 Susan spent 6 weeks as an Artist in Residence at the Museum of Ancient Culture in Kilmartin Scotland. She resides in Princeton, BC.