Susan Day
Susan Day has an extensive exhibition and installation history as an artist working in ceramic, straddling the worlds of fine art and contemporary craft. In earlier works she has used the material qualities of clay (simultaneously soft and malleable and at times fragile and breakable) to expose the vulnerabilities of the body. Recently, she has used more oblique references to the body, drawing connections to nature and identity in large scale architectural installations. Through this work, she has experienced the power of public (or public facing) art to create meeting places and instil pride and ownership in neighbourhoods and places where communities meet. This work embellishes surfaces in lived environments with relevant, important and provocative content and is the work she wants to pursue.

Selected Works


Transfer Station

November 9 - November 25 - 2023

Susan Day & Jason McLean “Transfer Station”

Two-person exhibition featuring new ceramic sculptures by Susan Day and drawings by Jason McLean.

Art Toronto

October 26 - October 29 - 2023

Art Toronto 2023

Art Toronto 2023 from October 26-29 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre


Curriculum Vitae


NSCAD, Halifax, Nova Scotia
Artsake, Toronto, Ontario
Sheridan College School Of Crafts And Design, Lorne Park, Ontario


1989 – The Banff Centre, Banff, Alberta


London Children’s Museum, London, Ontario: Large Scale Handmade Tile Installation
Canadian Clay And Glass Gallery, Waterloo, Ontario
Van Der Plas Gallery, NYC, NY
Craftontario, Toronto, Ontario

Transfer Station, Susan Day And Jason McLean, Michael Gibson Gallery, London, Ontario
Royal Flush, Van Der Plas Gallery, NYC, NY
McIntosh Gallery, (Public Art Installation)Regional HIV/Aids Connection, London, Ontario (With Cornerstone Architects, Principle Alison J.L. Hannay)
Birds Exhibition, Westland Gallery, London, Ontario
Embassy Cultural House, 30th Anniversary Storefront And Virtual Exhibition

Regional HIV/Aids Connection, London Ontario (With Cornerstone Architects, Principle Alison J.L. Hannay)
Legacy Park Public Art Installation, Lethbridge, Alberta
Rays Of Light, Group Exhibition, Van Der Plas Gallery, NYC, NY
Exterior Facade Installation , Van Der Plas Gallery, NYC, NY

Community Engaged Public Art Project, Macintosh Gallery, Western University, London, Ontario
Mosaic House Residential Exterior, London, Ontario (With Skinner Architects)
Exhibition, Van Der Plas Gallery, NYC, NY
Stop Extinction! Restore The Earth (Virtual Exhibition), Embassy Cultural House, London, Ontario
Go; Rise And Strike Exhibition (Virtual Exhibition), Embassy Cultural House, London, Ontario

London Artist Studio Tour, London, Ontario
London Children’s Museum, London, Ontario
Pandemic Exhibition (Online Exhibition), Embassy Cultural House, London, Ontario

International Women’s Day Show (Group Exhibition), Westland Gallery, London, Ontario

Waterworks, Norfolk Art Centre, Simple, Ontario (With Vicki Easton Mclung)
City Of London Mosaic Project, London, Ontario
Old East Village Neighbourhood Mosaic, London, Ontario
Nanjing Youth Cultural Centre, Nanjing, Jiangsu, China

Celebrate Canada 150 Mosaic, London Clay Art Centre, London, Ontario
Strand Fine Art Services, London, Ontario (Group Exhibition)
Suquian Cultural Centre, Soyu, Jiangsu, China

Museum London, London, Ontario (Group Exhibition)

John Labatt Art Centre, Western University, London, Ontario

La Chambre Blanche, Quebec City, Quebec

University Du Quebec A Chicoutimi, Chicoutimi, Quebec

A Space, Toronto, Ontario
McIntosh Gallery, University Of Western Ontario, London, Ontario (With Micah Lexier)
John Labatt Art Centre, Western University, London, Ontario
Theilsen Gallery, London, Ontario

Open Studio, Victoria, British Columbia (With Ron Benner, Jamelie Hassan, Kim Moodie, And Wyn Gelynse)


Bronfman Foundation
McIntosh Gallery
Museum London

Private Collections


1990, 1991, 1995
Canada Council

1998, 2020
Ontario Arts Council


Helen Simpson, Diary Of A Tile Addict , Blog Post – You’ve Not Seen Tiles Like This (2023)

Leon, Calvi – 12000 Tiles,One Goal – Mosaic Project Honours Lives Lost To Overdoses (2023)

Lupton, Andrew – Mural To Convey Theme Of Caring At Supervised Drug Treatment Site (2023)

A Driving Force – Video – Mcintosh Gallery , Western University, London, Ontario (2020)

Pifco, Cara – Rethinking Identity Or The End Of The Individual, Instagram Live Conversation (2020)

Smith, Mackenzie – Remembering The Embassy Cultural House, Embassyculturalhouse.Ca (2020)

Pratt, Darlene. Ceramics Monthly (2 Articles) (2019)

CBC Radio – Rebecca Vanbergen (2019)

CBC Radio – Jane Antoniack (2019)

Benedict, Ben, Rethinking Our Secret Biography ; Works By Micah Lexier And Susan Day (1998)

Williamson, Janice, And Elliott, Bridget; Dangerous Goods: Feminist Visual Art Practices (1992)

Miller, James, Fluid Exchanges : Artists And Critics In The Aids Crisis (1990)


Susan Day

Susan Day @ CC&GG

Susan Day is included in a three-person exhibition, "Resonance", at the Canadian Clay & Glass Gallery running from Feb 3 - May 12, 2024


Watch Day & McLean Words Fest Talk

Susan Day & Jason McLean in conversation with Michael Gibson



Transfer Station: Jason McLean & Susan Day Talk

Michael Gibson Gallery and Words were very pleased to present a visit with London artists Jason McLean and Susan Day in conjunction with their November 2023 exhibition "Transfer Station".