From 1968-1973, I attended the University of Georgia graduating with a BFA in Crafts. There in the ceramic studios, I realized that to be an artist was to be both mentally and physically engaged. I learned that I liked the work. I was intrigued with the idea of utility or function. How objects are designed for general use, what materials and techniques are involved, and how use of these objects had influenced our culture.
I have exhibited my art work both nationally and internationally, in over 20 solo exhibitions and have been included in over 50 group shows. My work is in the permanent collections of numerous museums including the High Museum, Atlanta, Georgia; MOCA, Atlanta, Georgia; the Mint Museum and the Asheville Museum in North Carolina; the Speed Museum in Kentucky; as well as significant corporate and private collections. The American Craft Magazine, American Ceramics, Art Papers, and Art Forum have featured my work. I was awarded a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship and was chosen to be an artist in residence by the Ministry of Culture, Paris, France; the Kohler Arts Industry Studio Program, Kohler, Wisconsin and the American Cultural Center, Damascus, Aleppo, Syria.
Susan Loftin is intrigued by the way "objects are designed for general use, what materials and techniques are involved, and how use of these objects have influenced out culture." She employs a variety of media including: glass, clay, wood, wire, paper, brick, and tape. Her love of materials and the act of building is ever present in her work.