SUSAN ESTLER

Baldwin's Treat

Sterling silver, copper, brass, stainless steel wire, china paint, photo decal, enamels, horse hair, sugar cube, and CZ

3 x 2.125 x 1 inches

Photographed by artist

450.00
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Baldwin is my horse that I have had since he was 6 months old. We are in the process of moving and I wanted to memorialize the time spent in Pennsylvania with Baldwin at our home. The scene that is featured is what we see when we look out our window overlooking the Pocono Mountains and of course Baldwin in his pasture. The silver box below is where the hidden item is—a sugar cube. Each evening I go down to the barn and give him a treat. This is where the name Baldwin’s Treat comes from.
 

BIO

I have been a lifelong visual artist. I attending Parsons School of Design and majored in Communications Design. I went on to have a career as a graphic designer for many years but turned to the dark side—Marketing around 2001. I became Marketing Director for the Bradenton Area Convention and Visitors Bureau and soon after was looking for a creative release after my desk job all day. I started with beading as my gateway drug and quickly was looking for something a little more hard core. About that time the Manatee Art Center in Bradenton, Florida launched a jewelry class and studio. I was hook from the first moment I pounded a bracelet out of 8 gauge half round. Throw a torch into the mix and the rest was history. I have been fortunate to have taken classes from some exceptionally generous individuals who has shared their skills with me over the last 15 years. Last year I tried enameling and this was the artistic part of jewelry I craved and have recently been exploring china paint, graphite, acrylic enamel and decals with enameling.