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Susan Plum Portrait

Susan Plum

Houston, Texas 1944

Active in:

  • Mexico City, Mexico

Photo Caption:
Photographer unknown, image courtesy of the artist

Luce Artist Quote

"I consider glass an 'element.' According to Jung, glass represents the ethereal or spiritual, and is like solidified water or air, synonymous with spirit. In my work, glass represents Spirit, Wind, Water and Sound." Artist's statement, 1995

Luce Artist Biography

Susan Plum was raised in Mexico City and moved to the United States in 1965. She originally trained as a painter but began working with glass after an extended trip to India, Nepal, and Thailand, where she was struck by the material's quality of light and richness of imagery. She studied with the artist Ginny Ruffner at the Pilchuck Glass School in Stanwood, Washington, and developed a skill for lampworking, a technique in which rods or tubes of glass are shaped and fused using an isolated heat source. This allows Plum to "draw" with glass to create three-dimensional rather than strictly two-dimensional works. Plum also creates installation art in addition to functional and sculptural work.