Following a two year foundation diploma at Herefordshire College of Art & Design, Susan then completed a four year Jewellery degree at Middlesex Polytechnic, London in 1986. Susan set up her first studio in London before relocating to Edinburgh in 1989 where she now lives and works. She has been a part - time lecturer in the Jewellery & Silversmithing department at Edinburgh College of Art since 1989 and was awarded a readership in 2008 following her success in the Jerwood Applied Arts Award for Jewellery in 2007. Susan has been selected for the prestigious international contemporary jewellery exhibition 'Schmuck 2017' (69th International Trade Fair, Munich 2017) and will be the sole representative from the UK.

Susan has continued to develop her practice exhibiting her work both nationally and internationally. Alongside a demanding exhibition schedule, Susan has also been invited to initiate projects and workshops in Finland (a teaching exchange), India (with the British Council) and New Zealand (as visiting lecturer). In 1999 she was awarded a travel bursary by the Scottish Arts Council to visit Japan. In 2008 Susan travelled to South Korea (on behalf of ECA) to teach a master class at Kookmin University alongside giving lectures to other prominent institutions for the study of Jewellery in Seoul.

“Drawing and collage underpin my creative activity as a jeweller. I handle materials intuitively; this fuels the development of ideas, often in direct response to the making process. Silver is oxidised black, likening it to the drawn graphite or inky line. Linear structure, texture and transparency are all qualities with which I am fascinated.”

Public Collections include: Victoria & Albert Museum, London; National Museums Scotland, Edinburgh; Crafts Council, London; Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths, London; Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery; Edinburgh Royal Infirmary; Alice & Louis Koch Collection, Switzerland.

  • Susan Cross

    Crimson Trace 1 & 2 Brooches

    Enamel, steel, oxidised precious metal
    H:6.2-6.5cm W:6.5cm
    £470 each
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    Fold Neckpiece

    enamel, steel, oxidised white precious metal and Korean textile
    H:9.5cm W:13.5cm L:30.5cm
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    Wild Rose Neckpiece

    enamel, steel, oxidised white precious metal
    H:12.5cm W:7.5cm L:34cm
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    Scatter Brooch

    enamel, steel, oxidised white precious metal
    H:8.5cm W:7cm
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    Thorn Berry I & II Brooches

    enamel, steel, oxidised white precious metal
    H:10cm W:4.5cm
    £460 each
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    Two Hoops Neckpiece

    18ct yellow gold and oxidised silver
    W:13cm L:29cm
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    ‘Precision’ & ‘Moving from the Centre’ Neckpieces

    22ct gold, 18ct gold and oxidised silver
    W:7-10cm L:52-55cm
    £1,800 - £1,840
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    Collection of Gold Earrings

    18ct yellow gold
    H:1-8cm W:1-1.5cm
    £460 - £1,600
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    Earrings, 1999

    Oxidised silver and 18ct gold
    £560 (Left - L:5.5cms) £720 (Right - L:6.5cms)
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    Enclosure Brooch

    Oxidised silver, thread
    H:6.5cm W:7cm D:2.2cm
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    Alhambra Brooches

    Gold plated base metal
    £130 (Left: 6 x 9.5cmd) £110 (Centre: 5.5 x 11cms) £110 (Right: 6 x 9.5cms)
  • Susan Cross

    18ct Gold and Oxidised Silver Earrings

    18ct yellow gold and oxidised silver
    H:1.6cm W:1.1cm
  • Susan Cross

    Poppy Brooch

    Silver and Korean braid
    H:5cm W:5cm
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    Composition Brooch with Gold Hoop

    Oxidised silver, Korean textile, 18ct gold
    H:8cm W:8cm
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    Collection of Linen Print Studs

    22ct gold and oxidised silver
    £240 - £310
    Please contact the gallery for individual prices and measurements
  • Susan Cross

    Collection of Clip Earrings

    Oxidised silver, 18ct green gold
    H:2.5cm W:2.7cm
    £280 (left- SOLD) £260 (right)
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    Bound Button Neckpiece

    Oxidised silver, 18ct gold and Korean braid
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    Collection of Linen Print Rings

    Oxidised silver, 18ct green gold and 22ct yellow gold
    £280 - £390
    Please contact the gallery for individual prices and measurements.