A few weeks ago we were taken with an amazing sculptural door we saw on a Houzz tour had to know more about the artist who designed it. This led us to Austin sculptor Susan Wallace, who specializes in working with aluminum and creates beautiful, one-of-a-kind custom screen doors as well as prominent public art projects.
After receiving an MFA in sculpture, Wallace landed a job working in the model shop at the University of Texas School of Architecture, which led to teaching first-year design.
One day she was complaining to a colleague about the boring options she had to choose from for her own screen door. "Well, you're an artist," he said, "make one!" This led to a unique screen door with a spiderweb design on it, which led to another architecture professor commissioning her to create a door for a project, and a design star was born.