Susan Low-Beer was born in Montreal, Quebec and studied at Mount Allison University, New Brunswick where she received her Bachelor of Fine Arts. She acquired a Master of Fine Arts degree at Cranbrook Academy of Art in Michigan. In 1999, she received the Saidye Bronfman Award for Excellence in the Crafts, and in 2000 was inducted into the Royal Canadian Academy of the Arts. In 2001 she created an installation in the courtyard garden of the Burlington Art Centre, called “Rocksbreath”. In 2002, the pieces were shown at the Clay and Glass Gallery in Waterloo as an indoor installation and were called “Rocksbreath II, An Improvisation”. She had a solo show at the McClure Gallery in Montreal, called “Tools for Daily Living”. Plans are in the works to travel this show to many galleries in Canada. Susan’s work has been exhibited in numerous other solo exhibitions. It has also been shown in group exhibitions including Aspects of Figurative Ceramics at the Riley Hawk Gallery in Cleveland, Ohio, The International Exposition of Sculpture Objects and Function Art, in Chicago and New York City, Survivors in Search of a Voice: The Art of Courage, an exhibition that toured internationally and The Eighth Chunichi International Exhibition of Ceramic Art in Japan. She is represented in the collections of the Museum of Civilization, the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, The National Museum of Modern Art, Japan, the Burlington Art Centre, the Art Gallery of Mississauga, and the Robert McLaughlin Gallery, as well as numberous private collections.