Susannah loves creating patterns with geometric shapes and playing with lines and negative space to create eye-catching statement pieces that are a joy to wear.
Growing up in Perth, the native flora that grows near her home has become an almost never ending source of inspiration for her jewellery. After photographing the flowers, she abstracts them into two dimensional geometric designs. She is fascinated by the way these shapes and patterns can evolve throughout the design process, in a quite mathematical yet expressive way. All her pattern work is then sawn by hand.
Susannah says “I enjoy hearing how others interpret my final pieces, like looking at ink blots, everyone sees something different and discovers their own connection to the work.”
I complement this range by indulging my fascination with vintage and fabric buttons. Using them in a way one might use gemstones, I explore the placement of these textured pieces alongside the clean lines of metal. Due to the nature of these buttons being acquired predominantly from pre-loved and second-hand sources, each piece is one of a kind, and I love celebrating the sense of history within these recycled treasures while placed in a contemporary setting.