Medium/Materials: Vitreous enamel on copper, sterling silver, foam rubber, plexi glass, pearl, organza
Dimensions: 2 x 2.75 x 1 inches
Photographer: Dan Fox, Lumina Studio
As a jeweler/metalsmith, I investigate and am attracted to the small details of the physical world. Many of my pieces make reference to nature, whether is be plant life, atmosphere life or animal life. I enjoy abstracting these inspirations and/or enhancing a specific feature that I find intriguing. Incorporating found materials with traditional fabrication techniques is one way I imitate the natural world.
Susan Skoczen was an Assistant Professor of Art and Gallery Director at Indiana University Kokomo, Kokomo, IN who recently moved back to be with family in Cleveland, Oh. She has an MFA from Rhode Island School of Design and a BFA from Kent State University, both in Jewelry and Metals. Her work has been recently shown at the Ohio Craft Museum, Columbus, OH and Indiana University East Gallery, Richmond, IN. When not spending time with her husband, 3 children and 1 cat and 1 dog, she an be found working in the studio...of course.