PEI Crafts Council

Susana Rutherford Firehorse Studios

Firehorse Studios

Susana Rutherford - Firehorse Studios

Susana Rutherford, born in Spain, immigrated to Canada in 1976. She graduated with honours from the Ontario College of Art and Design, Toronto, Ontario. Susana’s passion for glass began at a very young age after visiting Chartres in France. The exploration of colour and light are two elements of the medium of glass that the artist never tires of.  An apprenticeship at Solarium Design in glass in Toronto grew into a ten-year position. She has exhibited in nationally and internationally and her work is in private collections around the globe, and in the Prince Edward Island Art Bank. Her work had been published in books documenting international glass artists. Susana Rutherford is the owner of Firehorse Studios and has completed many private, ecclesiastical and corporate commissions in glass over a thirty-year period. Rutherford was President of the PEI Crafts Council and the PEI, representative to the Canadian Crafts Federation. Her past clients include N46, BGHJ, Indian River Festival, St. Dunstan’s Basilica and many Island and maritime churches as well as private homes throughout the Maritimes.