Susan Taylor Glasgow

Glass

Born in Superior, Wisconsin, Susan Taylor Glasgow grew up just across the tip of Lake Superior, in Duluth, Minnesota.  She migrated south with the geese to the University of Iowa, graduating with a BFA in Design in 1983.  After working in graphic design for a short period, Susan …

Born in Superior, Wisconsin, Susan Taylor Glasgow grew up just across the tip of Lake Superior, in Duluth, Minnesota.  She migrated south with the geese to the University of Iowa, graduating with a BFA in Design in 1983.  After working in graphic design for a short period, Susan returned to the sewing skills passed on to her by her mother. Opening a dressmaking shop, Susan owned and operated “On Pins & Needles” from 1984 to1997 in both Iowa City, Iowa, and Columbia, Missouri.  In 1997 Susan sold her dressmaking shop to pursue her original interest in art, focusing on glass.  Utilizing her skills as a seamstress, Susan developed a unique approach to glass, stitching glass components together.  Redefining "woman's work" in non-traditional mediums, Susan creates complex forms and imagery while exploring the dichotomy of women and societal expectations. 

Susan Taylor Glasgow has work in the permanent collections of several national and international museums, including the Chrysler Museum, Carnegie, Imagine, and Berstrom-Mahler of the United States, and the Alexander Tutsek-Stiftung, Germany.  

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