About the Artist:
Susan began her part-time stained glass career in 1981 where she completed a certified “Leaded Glass” course at West Hill Collegiate in Scarborough, under the guidance of Jack Forshaw who was well known for his stained glass church panels in Toronto at that time. Having been very inspired by Mr. Forshaw, Susan then became thoroughly hooked with this wonderful art form.
She spent many an hour experimenting and perfecting her skills on leaded panels and soon began teaching herself the foiling method of which is called, “Decorative Stained Glass”. The foiling method became her love and she went on into creating many 3 dimensional pieces including building lampshades, trinket boxes and other smaller3-D objects.
In 1983, Susan and her family moved to Georgetown and 1984 she discovered and joined the Credit Valley Artisans and the Stained Glass Artisans Guild. Then in 1985 she was honoured to be asked by Frank Anthony (then President of the Guild and the CVA) take over teaching the beginner stained glass course formerly taught by Mr. Albert Dewidney, who was also a glass artist and one of the founding members of the Credit Valley Artisans. Susan continues to teach this class and has at times has introduced other courses involving stained glass. She has also served on the CVA Executive Board of Directors as Secretary, Course Registrar and Membership Administrator and was also the Secretary for the Stained Glass Artisans Guild for many years.
Susan was also a member of the former Artisan’s Attic Co-operative where many of her panels and lamps where on display on Main Street. She is currently a member of Dini & Co Collective where her Lamps, Panels and other smaller items are on display in Downtown Georgetown.
As in Susan’s words,
“The possibilities of Stained Glass Art are endless -- there are always new ideas to challenge us”.
To purchase any of the artworks shown below or to commission a stained glass work, please contact:
Susan Kerr at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Blue Butterfly on rock
Blue Bird Magnet
Rose Fridge Magnet
Medium Deco Light with cast base
Small Tulip Lamp with cast base
"Shades of Egypt" lamp with spiral base
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Train Engine - Light Pull
Dragonfly on rock