About Medium Flattened Form with Shard and Cane in Lime
The lime green colour of this beautiful hand-blown glass vessel was inspired by the plantings found in Susan Rankin’s garden. Her glass work echoes the colours, forms and patterns she sees in nature. Fine glass cane drawing in black adds 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.