Susan J. Longini has been involved in the glass world for over 3 decades as studio artist, educator, and administrator.
Her work is exhibited throughout the United States and is in public and private collections in the U.S., Europe, and Asia. She is a frequent lecturer, guest curator and juror.
Susan specializes in Pate de verre (“paste of glass”), an ancient glass-forming technique, first documented in artifacts from Phoenicia and Egypt around 1500 B.C.E.
Small glass granules, or frits, and powders are mixed with binders such as gum arabic, pressed into the desired shape, and fired in a kiln to fuse the granules together.
Susan creates in series, often working on several different ideas simultaneously. As a body of work evolves, the series is given a name. These pieces are some of her newest ideas.
Susan enjoys composing multi-part works of art in site-specific Installations.
The Pieced Quilt Series highlights an art form that traditionally has been practiced by women.
The Vase Analogy Series explores symbolism and investigates formal design issues.
The Caithness Coast Series is the result of a 2010 glass residency in Lybster, County Caithness, Scotland.
The Sunrise/Sunset Series explores these daily transitions as a metaphor for our lives.