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28 July 2022 - 27 August 2022

Example of Bloom Necklace, 2022

oxidised silver and black spinel
L:56cm
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Shima V Brooch, 2021

oxidised silver, faux coral
H:5cm W:4.3cm D:1.2cm
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Shima lV Brooch (modelled), 2021

oxidised silver, freshwater pearls & faux coral
H:4cm W:3.7cm D:1cm
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Shima lV Brooch, 2021

oxidised silver, freshwater pearls & faux coral
H:4cm W:3.7cm D:1cm
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Shima lll Brooch (modelled), 2021

oxidised silver, spinel
H:3.8cm W:6.4cm D:1cm
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Shima lll Brooch, 2021

oxidised silver, spinel
H:3.8cm W:6.4cm D:1cm
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Shima ll Brooch, 2020

oxidised silver, faux coral
H:7.5cm W:6cm D:2.8cm
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Shima l Brooch, 2021

oxidised silver, freshwater pearls
H:3.8cm W:6cm D:1cm
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Shima lll Pendant Necklace, 2021

silver, 9ct red gold
L:49cm W:1.4cm D:3.4cm
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Shima lV Pendant Necklace, 2021

oxidised silver, 18ct gold
L:49cm W:1.4cm D:3.4cm
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Shima V Pendant Necklace, 2021

oxidised silver, 18ct gold
L:50cm W:1.5cm D:3.4cm
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Spring Shadow Brooch, 2017

enamel, steel oxidised precious metal
H:5cm W:3.5cm
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Scatter Brooch, 2015

enamel, steel, oxidised precious metal
H:8.5cm W:7cm
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Wild Rose I Necklace, 2015

enamel, steel, oxidised precious metal
L:32cm W:7.5cm
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Wild Rose I Necklace (reverse), 2015

enamel, steel, oxidised precious metal
L:32cm W:7.5cm
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Bloom Earrings XI, 2022

oxidised silver, peridot, spinel, nylon
H:6cm W:3.8cm
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Bloom Earrings X, 2022

oxidised silver, peridot, smokey quartz, topaz, nylon
H:6cm W:3.5cm
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Bloom Earrings V, 2021

oxidised silver, spinel, nylon
H:6cm W:4cm
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Bloom Necklace X, 2022

oxidised silver, peridot, freshwater pearls
L:55cm
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Bloom Necklace IX, 2022

oxidised silver, peridot, amethyst
L:72cm
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Bloom Necklace VIII, 2022

oxidised silver, topaz
L:45cm
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Bloom Necklace V, 2019

oxidised silver, freshwater pearls
L:37cm
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Bloom Necklace IV, 2019

oxidised silver, pearls
L:40cm
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Bloom Necklace III, 2019

Oxidised silver, bamboo coral (dyed)
L:40cm
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Bloom Necklace II, 2019

oxidised silver, bamboo coral (dyed)
L:40cm
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Bloom Necklace I, 2019

oxidised silver, chrysoprase, bamboo coral (dyed)
L:40cm
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Bloom Necklace VI, 2021

oxidised silver, black spinel
L:37cm
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Crimson Trace I & II Brooch, 2015

enamel, steel oxidised precious metal
H:6.2cm W:63-6.4cm
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Unsung Heros – Enamel Brooches, 2014

enamel, steel, oxidised precious metal
H:5.5cm W:3.8cm
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Fold Necklace (detail), 2015

enamel, steel, oxidised silver, Korean textile
L:30cm H:9.5cm W:12.5cm
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Fold Necklace, 2015

enamel, steel, oxidised silver, Korean textile
L:30cm H:9.5cm W:12.5cm
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Shima I Necklace, 2019

Oxidised silver, freshwater pearls
L:39cm W:2.5cm
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Shima II Necklace (view 2), 2022

oxidised silver, freshwater pearls, nylon
L:29cm W:21cm
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Shima II Necklace, 2022

oxidised silver, freshwater pearls, nylon
L:29cm W:21cm
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Bloom Necklace VII, 2022

Oxidised silver, freshwater pearls
L:72cm
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Korean Pendant Necklace, 2014

enamel, steel oxidised precious metal, tetile
L:61cm H:9.5cm W:9.5cm
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Wild Rose II Necklace, 2015

enamel, steel oxidised precious metal
L:26.5cm H:7cm W:12.6cm
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Thorn Berries I Brooch, 2015

enamel, steel oxidised precious metal
H:10.2cm W:4.5cm
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Winter Furrow II Brooch, 2016

enamel, steel oxidised precious metal
H:6.5cm W:4.2cm
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Winter Furrow I Brooch, 2016

enamel, steel oxidised precious metal
H:8.8cm W:5cm
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Bloom Earrings IV, 2021

oxidised silver, spinel, nylon
H:6cm W:2.5cm
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Bloom Earrings IX, 2022

oxidised silver, peridot, garnet, nylon
H:7.5cm W:2.8cm
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Bloom Earrings VIII, 2022

oxidised silver, peridot, carnelian, nylon
H:5.8cm W:2.5cm
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Bloom Earrings VII, 2022

oxidised silver, peridot, amethyst, nylon
H:7cm W:2.8cm
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Bloom Earrings III, 2021

oxidised silver, freshwater pearls, nylon
H:7.5cm W:2cm
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Bloom Earrings II, 2021

oxidised silver, faux coral, nylon
H:7.5cm W:2.5cm
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Bloom Earrings VI, 2022

oxidised silver, peridot, tourmaline, nylon
H:4.8cm W:2cm
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Bloom Earrings I, 2021

oxidised silver, freshwater pearls, nylon
H:5.8cm W:4cm
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Hortus Conclusus (Walled Garden) Neckpiece, 2021

oxidised silver, freshwater pearls, nylon
L:50cm H:4.5cm W:3.5cm
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Shima Series – Brooch I, 2019

oxidised precious metal, freshwater pearls
H:7.5cm W:7.5cm
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Shima Series – Brooch III, 2019

oxidised precious metal, freshwater pearls
H:4.5cm W:10.8cm
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Omamori Necklace – White II, 2022

mercerised cotton & semi precious stone - Indian agate
L:37cm
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Omamori Necklace – White I, 2022

mercerised cotton & semi precious stone - moss agate
L:45cm
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Omamori Necklace – Red, 2022

mercerised cotton & semi precious stone - mother of pearl
L:44cm
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Omamori Necklace – Purple, 2022

mercerised cotton & semi precious stone - onyx
L:41cm
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Omamori Necklace – Navy, 2022

mercerised cotton & semi precious stone - carnelian
L:42cm
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Omamori Necklace – Light Blue, 2022

mercerised cotton & semi precious stone - lemon jasper
L:40cm
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Omamori Necklace – Green, 2022

mercerised cotton & semi precious stone - rose quartz
L:42cm
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Omamori Necklace – Yellow, 2022

mercerised cotton & semi precious stone - aventurine
L:40cm
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Omamori Necklace – Orange, 2022

mercerised cotton & semi precious stone - lapiz lazuli
L:37cm
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Omamori Necklace – Black, 2022

mercerised cotton & semi precious stone - mother of pearl
L:43cm
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Susan Cross in her Edinburgh Studio, 2021

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Susan Cross

Meet the Artist

Born: 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.

“My series of new necklaces titled ‘Bloom’ evoke the changing of the seasons – inspired from an initial series of drawings made on location at the Botanical Gardens, Edinburgh over the past year, these studies were then distilled, edited and translated through a series of pen and ink design drawings. The drawn, linear quality of the oxidised silver closely relate to that of the behavior of the liquid ink on highly absorbent Asian paper i.e. dots of ink now become interwoven into the design through the use of silver spheres.” – 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.


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