Susan Budge was born in 1959, in Midland, TX, and grew up in Crane, TX; Carlsbad, NM; Monahans, TX; Corpus Christi, TX; and Albuquerque, NM. In 1983 she earned a BFA in Ceramics at Texas Tech University, moved to Houston, and worked as a flight attendant while attending University of Houston Clear Lake. After earning her MA she was awarded two Artist in Education Grants from the Texas Commission for the Arts. During that time, she discovered her love for teaching. She taught at San Jacinto College in Houston, then moved to San Antonio College, became Head of Ceramics, received tenure, and earned a MFA at UTSA and earned full professor.
In the thirty-eight years that she has worked in clay, she has had 30 solo exhibitions and has been included in hundreds of invitational/juried exhibitions throughout the United States. Susan has work in private collections in Saudi Arabia, Greece, The United Kingdom, Australia and Mexico. Her work is included in the permanent collections of the San Antonio Museum of Art, The San Angelo Museum of Art, the Art Museum at Northern Arizona State University, the Daum Museum of Contemporary Art, and the New Orleans Museum of Art. Susan has received public commissions for Brackenridge Park, The South Texas Center for Blood and Tissue, and Lady Bird Johnson Park in San Antonio, Texas. Corporate Collections include Tessoro, Saks Fifth Avenue, and Five States Energy. Her recent museum exhibitions include The Nave Museum, The Goddard Museum, The Art Museum of South Texas, The Beeville Art Museum, and The Art Museum of Southeast Texas. Susan has also shown with Avis Frank Gallery, Houston Center for Contemporary Craft and City Hall in Houston, as well as with The Plaza Club, Cinnabar, and Dock Gallery in San Antonio.
Susan will be retiring from San Antonio College in 2015 and moving with her son to Houston for a year long residency at the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft. She will be at HCCC from September 2015 through August 2016. To learn more about her work visit, http://www.susanbudge.com.
Above, from top to bottom: Susan Budge. Photo by Ansen Seale. Susan Budge, "Teal Cut Form," 2014. Ceramic, 50" x 16" x 7". Photo by Ansen Seale.