Susan Horth is an artist and maker primarily sculpting intricate standing works and wearable pieces with beading and wire. Observing beauty in unexpected places, Susan captures moments in nature and brings to life a diverse range of creatures with extraordinary craftsmanship and skill. She is based from her studio in Norwich.
Tooled with a set of pliers Susan works organically – constructing an armature of wire, upon which she builds layers of textures and stitching, adding glazed papers and metal foils. To complete the work – carefully chosen beads, pearls, antique adornments and semi precious stones are added from a collection she has built over the years. A vast collection which surrounds her studio and home, fills her pockets and which, she says, leaves a trail everywhere she goes.
Susan has a lifelong passion for wildlife. As a child she would sit quietly for hours looking in the grass as a spectator of tiny insect worlds. Today she is still happiest outdoors in her garden. She has strong convictions about protecting our natural environment and its inhabitants as well as a deep rooted fascination with Natural History, the Enlightenment and an interest in cabinets of curiosities.