Susan Jones purchased her first loom at a garage sale in 1983, influencing her art in unexpected ways. With a background in loom weaving to guide her discovery of three-dimensional shapes and forms, she studied with many West Coast weavers, basket makers and paper artists. Exploring the forest and beaches became her daily quest, as she learned to sustainably harvest plants for her baskets. Challenging herself to use every bit of what was gathered, the plant scraps were cooked and pulverized into paper pulp as she enthusiastically discovered the paper arts. Finding satisfaction using discarded and otherwise overlooked materials, she eventually found herself collecting food from the garden to make vegetable papyrus, laminating fruits and vegetables into sheets, exploring translucence, texture and patterns. Susan has been an instructor for Sitka Center for Art & Ecology, Oregon Book Arts Guild, Columbia Basin Basketry Guild, OSU Craft Center, Bay Area Basketry Guild and Newport Paper & Book Arts Festival.