Medium Flattened Form with Shard and Cane in Purple Susan Rankin
- Blown Glass
- 7 × 6.5 × 3 inches
17.78 × 16.51 × 7.62 cm
Canadian Artist Susan Rankin finds inspiration for her blown glass vessels in the patterns and colours she sees in her own garden. This pretty purple shade, the colour of wildflowers is created using layer upon layer of fine glass. Rankin uses slim glass canes to draw in black adding 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.