"In 1978, I began my life in the arts at our kitchen table with pen, ink, and a growing collection of instructional calligraphy books. My love of words, nurtured through my study of English Literature, was the foundation that grew into a fascination with letterform, design, and expressive mark-making. A series created after the birth of my first child led me to the handmade book as I sought a more personal and intimate home for my thoughts and images. My first books contained calligraphy and text. I slowly transitioned to wordless ones, first with photocopier imagery and then with natural materials. My most significant body of work is the ongoing (since 1992) Spirit Books which express my reverence for both the book and nature."
Susan is an artist, writer, and presenter. Her work has been featured in magazines (Somerset Studio, Fiberarts, Bound & Lettered, and Letter Arts Review) and books (1,000 Artists' Books, 500 Handmade Books, 500 More Handmade Books, Cover to Cover, The Art of the Handmade Book, and Handmade Books And Cards). It has been exhibited across the U.S. and Canada and in Korea.
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