Susi creates contemporary jewellery using traditional complex constructions, developing her own gold alloys to achieve subtle colour variations in her pieces. She combines these hand made structures with etched and patinated surfaces, different golds, silver, unusual diamonds and other gemstones.
She has an acute sense of transience and evolution in nature and harnesses this to express metamorphosis, pattern, change and movement in her jewellery.
By smelting her own gold alloys to achieve tiny shifts in colour she is able to ‘paint’ from a palette with metal. She uses this to hand build structures that articulate, creating visual rhythm, repeated motifs and moving forms.
Her jewellery plays on surprise elements - movement or rotation through complex assembly is a key element in many pieces. Her signature Mutabilis Ring Collection comprise opening rings, registered as unique designs with the patent office which allow the centre ring to be changed or worn separately.
She enjoys working to commission and puts strong emphasis on developing a relationship with a client through drawing and model making. An object becomes truly precious when it marks a significant event in a person’s life.
Previously a full time lecturer at London Metropolitan University and Kingsway Westminster College, she now works full time as a maker and teaches part time. She also runs private classes from her studio.