Susan O'Byrne was born in Cork, Ireland. She began her artistic studies at Grennan Mill Craft School where she received a certificate with merit in 1991. In 1994 she moved to Scotland to take up a place at Edinburgh College of Art, graduating in 1999 with a First-Class Honours Degree in Design and Applied Art. In 2002 she was awarded a Post Graduate Diploma in ceramics, also from Edinburgh College of Art.

During this time, Susan was the recipient of many awards and commendations, among them a Scottish Arts Council Setting Up Grant and a Craft Potters Association Charitable Trust Fund Award to undertake a drawing and research trip to Kenya.

In 2002 Susan moved west from Edinburgh to set up practice at Glasgow Ceramics studio. She has exhibited widely and been an artist in residence both at home and abroad and also manages to find time to lead many award winning community art projects.

A copy of Susan's current Curriculum Vitae is available to download: