Susan Budge (b. 1959) has been making ceramic sculpture for forty years. She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Texas Tech University in 1983, a Master of Arts degree from University of Houston in 1987 and a Master of Fine Arts degree from University of Texas at San Antonio in 1999.
Budge’s work has been included in hundreds of exhibitions throughout the United States and is included in private collections in Saudi Arabia, Mexico, the United Kingdom, Australia and Greece. Her work is included in the permanent collections of the Smithsonian, the Honolulu Museum of Art, the Daum Museum of Contemporary Art, the San Antonio Museum of Art, the San Angelo Museum of Art, the Art Museum at Northern Arizona State University, the Art Museum of South Texas, and the New Orleans Museum of Art. Budge has completed public commissions for Brackenridge Park, The South Texas Center for Blood and Tissue, and Lady Bird Johnson Park in San Antonio. Corporate Collections include Five States Energy, Dallas, The University of Texas San Antonio, Tesoro, Project Control, San Antonio Office of Cultural Affairs, Saks Fifth Avenue, and Wyatt Energy, Houston.
Budge’s thirty-year teaching career began with Artist in Education Grants from the Texas Commission on the Arts. In 1995 she became Department Head of Ceramics at San Antonio College where she earned tenure, full professor, was awarded the NISOD excellence in teaching award and established an endowed ceramics scholarship fund prior to retirement in 2015. Budge now lives in Houston where she continues her studio practice and teaches ceramics at the Art League of Houston and the Museum of Fine Arts Glassell School.