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Susan Humphrey

Stained Glass Artist


Born and raised in Newark Delaware, but lucky to have had ready access to the Upstate Pennsylvania and Adirondack Mountains, I have always been inspired by the beautiful structures and details found in nature.  During a time of creatively unfulfilling corporate work I took my first stained glass class, and I have been combining a fascination with the texture of glass and the artwork of nature ever since.


I draw upon an education in Industrial Design (a BFA, from Rochester Institute of Technology, awarded in 2002) to work with both form and composition, and years spent as a metal smith and jewelry designer inspire the introduction of hand worked metal elements into many of my pieces.

I have been fortunate to have had my work included in the Peale Center (in Baltimore, MD) exhibit, “Birdland and the Anthropocene”, curated by Lynne Parks in 2017 as well as in “Paths of Perception”, curated by Becky (Hui) Lee at the Cylburn Arboretum in 2018.  My artwork has accompanied the article, “Forever Gone” in Orion Magazine (Spring 2018), and I was honored to be named in Design Sponge’s “30 Modern Stained Glass Artists to Follow on Instagram” listing in June 2018.  I juried for, and became, a Master Artisan for the Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen.


When I’m not in my basement studio creating, I spend time learning new handcraft skills, knitting, reading, and finding inspiration in my own wooded backyard.


1998 - 2002

Rochester Institute of Technology, BFA in Industrial Design




The Deadly Sins of the Carolina Parakeet; Birdland and the Anthropocene, curated by Lynne Parks and exhibited at The Peale Center in Baltimore, MD.

Dissonance; Paths of Perception, curated by Becky (Hui) Lee, exhibited at the Cylburn Arboretum in Baltimore, MD.




The Deadly Sins of the Carolina Parakeet printed in Orion Magazine to accompany article Forever Gone, Spring 2018

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