Susan Gott Glass Artist
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Welcome to the Art of Susan Gott

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My work embodies an interest in mythological imagery, symbolism, and philosophies from historic and ancient cultures. I love to travel and I am intensely interested in ancient civilizations, symbols of ritual art, ancient myths and how they connect us, most deeply, with our own nature and our place in this world. The resulting glass, with primitive qualities and metaphors, are a visual re—presentation of the cycles of life. The archetypal images that emerge explore spirituality, existence, humor, love, magic, dualities and the beauty of life.

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hot was and hot glassMake sure you come see Susan Gott and Leslie Neumann for "Hot wax, Hot Glass" on June 6 thur Aug 2, at Gadsden Arts Center in Quincy, Florida.

 

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2013 Award Winner: BEST Art Gallery  Tampa ALIST WINNER

Susan's Latest Works

Zack Street Project

photo_zack_street-vignettes_of_tampa-croppedThe City of Tampa has commissioned Susan to create a series of cast glass panels for THE ZACK STREET PROMENADE OF THE ARTS. Working in conjunction with Phil-Graham Booth Landscape Architects, the glass will be incorporated and surrounded in 9 foot tall wall greenery along the sidewalk.

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All Faiths Unitarian Commission

Unitarian - New Commissioned WorkThis cast glass sculpture was installed in early 2012, created for All Faith's Unitarian Congregation of Fort Myers, Florida, and commissioned by the late Joe Kotler and wife Barbara Cameron.

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Spring Rain

Spring RainSusan Gott, artist of Phoenix Glass Studio in Tampa created the hanging sculpture titled, “Spring Rain”; a public art commission of the City of Tampa. The sculpture is located at the Spring Hill Park Community Center in a urban neighborhood of North Central Tampa.

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About the Artist

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Susan Gott has worked in glass for 30 years and specializes in cast glass to create one-of-a-kind sculptures. She earned a Master of Fine Arts degree in glass from Kent State University; Bachelor’s from Radford University and studied glass at Pilchuck, Haystack, Arrowmont, Penland Schools. She is the recipient of numerous grants and awards, including an American Craft Council Award of Excellence, Individual Artist Fellowship and New Forms Florida as well as Best of Show and First Place in many exhibitions.

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About the Process

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The casting process is intense and involves ladling the molten glass directly from the furnace at 2300° F. Timing, temperature and the casting team all have to work together with absolute accuracy to create each piece. Gott frequently works with a rigid sand mold technique, for it allows detail and the ability to work on a large scale. 

The interior images, symbols, inclusions and color are manipulated into the glass before it cools.

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