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.
Loftin has a BFA in crafts from the University of Georgia in Athens, GA. With over 20 solo and 50 group exhibitions, Loftin has managed to solidify her craft into an engaging practice. Her work is in the permanent collections including the High Museum of Art, Atlanta, Georgia; MOCA-GA, Atlanta, Georgia; the Mint Museum and the Asheville Art Museum in North Carolina; the Speed Art Museum in Kentucky; as well as corporate and private collections. Loftiness work is featured in The American Craft Magazine, American Ceramics, Art Papers, and Art Forum. She was awarded a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship and was an artist in residence at the Ministry of Culture, Paris, France; the Kohler Arts Industry Studio Program, Kohler, Wisconsin and the American Cultural Center, Damascus, Aleppo, Syria.