Susie Krasnican met glass artist Margie Jervis in 1977 when she attended the Pilchuck Glass School in Stanwood, Washington. The two collaborated on many glass works beginning at Pilchuck and continued to do so in their shared studio in Washington, D.C., until the early ’80s. Krasnican briefly attended the Rhode Island School of Design as a student in glass art before completing a BFA in glass at the Cleveland Institute of Art in 1978. She maintained the shared studio after her collaboration with Jervis ended and continued a solo career as a glass artist. Her independent work, such as Dress for Success (see accession number 1999.48), focuses on self-identity and women’s roles in society.