About Medium Flattened Vessel with Shard and Cane in Yellows
Delicate layer upon layer of coloured glass shards in sunny yellow echo nature’s glorious colours in this new blown glass vessel by Susan Rankin. The inspiration for these beautiful organic shapes and wild patterns is found in the garden she tends to all summer. Fine glass cane drawings in black add detail, depth and contrast to the images on each piece.
“With this new series of blown vessels, I am working with more transparent translucent colours, shards, glass threads and thread drawing. The resulting pieces have a history/story built into the surface, which encompass the optic qualities of glass and light.” Susan Rankin
She graduated with honors from Sheridan College, Oakville Ontario, in 1989 and received a three-year artist in residency at the Harbourfront Centre glass studio. Rankin has studied glass at the Pilchuck Glass School, Haystack School of Craft and Penland School of Craft in the U.S. She currently teaches glassblowing at the Haliburton School of the Arts, Haliburton Ontario. Rankin has exhibited extensively across Canada, the US, Belgium and Japan. Her pieces are held in private, corporate and public collections in Canada, the US and Belgium.