Biography: Susan Gott
Susan Gott has worked in glass for more than 30 years and creates one-of-a-kind, cast glass sculpture that incorporates steel, copper, and stone. Her works embody her interest in mythological symbolism and philosophies from ancient cultures that express the union of human being and nature. Gott specializes in using cast glass to create her art. Using individually prepared sand molds that are hand carved and colored, Gott casts the work using molten glass directly from the furnace. The finished glass sculpture is hand polished to reveal the interior, express her aesthetic, and contrast the ancient with the contemporary.
Gott holds an M.F.A. from Kent State University, and has studied at several renowned glass schools. She is the recipient of numerous grants and awards. Gott’s work can be found in many private collections and in numerous museums, including the Cafesjian Museum of Art in Armenia, the St. Petersburg Museum of Fine Art, and the The Polk Museum. She has completed numerous public art commissions, including works at the University of Central Florida, Hartline, Port Tampa Library, City of Tampa, and City of St. Petersburg. Gott creates her work at her Phoenix Glass Studio in Tampa.