Susan CrossBorn: 1964
Place of Birth: Ledbury
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.” - Susan Cross
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.
Spin Broochoxidised silver, 18ct gold & threadD:8cm£560
Sequin Broochoxidised silver & 18ct goldH:8cm W:8cm£820
Pendant Broochoxidised silver, 18ct gold & Korean textileH:8cm W:5cm£220
Bound Tube Necklaceoxidised silver, 18ct gold & Korean textileW:10.5cm D:34cm£1,600
Linen Print Clip On Earrings2017oxisied silver, 18ct green gold, 18ct goldD:2.5-2.7cm£260 - £280
Linen Print Ringsoxidised silver, 18ct green gold, 22ct goldH:3.5-4.5cm W:4-4.5cm£320 - £390
Silver Ringsoxidised silver, 18ct green goldW:3.4-4cm D:3.2-3.8cm£280 - £290
Embossed Pendant Necklace2016Oxidised silver, 18ct green gold, Korean textileH:Pendant: 9cm W:Pendant: 8cm L:60cm£560
Gold earrings201618ct goldH:2cm W:1cm£480
Oxidised Beaded Hoops Earrings2017silver and 18ct goldH:4-4.5cm W:2.5-3cm£220 - £230 (left sold)
Very Long Necklace2009Oxidised silver, 18ct goldL:82.5cm£2,800Photograph: William Van Esland
Punched Silver & Gold Earrings201618ct gold, 22ct gold and oxidised silver£295 (Top left, W:4.5cms) £520 (Centre, W2.5cms) £280 (Right, W:3.5cms)
18ct Gold and Oxidised Silver Earrings18ct yellow gold and oxidised silverH:1.6cm W:1.1cm£380
Collection of Linen Print Studs22ct gold and oxidised silver£240 - £310Please contact the gallery for individual prices and measurements