About the artist
Susan Hammond was born in 1960 in Birmingham (UK).
She is a British artist.
She moved to Cornwell and lived there between 1973-1981; she became fascinated with the sea. After her study at the Plymouth College of Art in Devon (1979-80) she studied a more technical study at the North Staffordshire Polytechnic in Stoke-on-Trent, UK (1981-83). Richard Meitner, on of the examiners, invited her to the Rietveld Academie (1984-1986).
"I seek my inspiration in nature , in particular earth patterns and rock formations but also plants and in my earlier work, water.
I do not wish to make a copy but emphasize its beauty. My glass work is a result of the feelings and emotions that nature evokes in me.
My current work is inspired by landscapes, looking into the horizon of a view and contrasts in rock structures, a cliff over looking the sea.
The spaces created within and around the work also excites me. I translate my pieces in muted colours , that for me sommons up the feelings I wish to convey without dominating the form.
Static structures , stillness but also exubing energy.