Susan Goldstein received her bachelorís degree in 1971 from the University of Vermont and then went on to complete a masterís degree from Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts in 1972. She continued her studies in art through various summer workshops at such noted venues as the Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts in Gatlinburg, Tennessee; Lake Placid School of Music, Art, and Drama in Lake Placid, New York; and the Parsonís School of Design in New York City. She has exhibited her work regularly over the past 10 years and has had her work in several major ceramics publications as well as in the book Ceramic Design by Chris Rich (Asheville, N.C.: Lark Books, 2000), Pottery Tour of Kentucky (Lexington, KY: Crystal Communications, 2001, and 500 Bowls by Lark Books, 2003). Goldstein has received numerous awards for her ceramics from such notable organizations as the Kentucky Arts Council; the Hoyt Institute of Fine Arts in New Castle, Pennsylvania; and Eastern Washington University in Cheney, Washington. She is also frequently asked to do commissions for various individual and corporate sponsors across the state. In addition, Goldstein has been an active member of the arts community through her involvement with the Lexington Art League, the Kentucky Guild of Artists and Craftsmen (president of the board, 1998-2000) and the Lexington Arts and Cultural Council.