For the most part self taught, Susan began designing Christmas ornaments in 1982, using a process of acid-etching to photographically reproduce her artwork on metal.
She has studied at the Haystack School of Crafts, and her work is shown in gift shops and galleries across the U.S.
Susan has been creating gold and silver plated Christmas ornaments, jewelry, picture frames, bookmarks, and other metal gift items for over 29 years.
She likes to use dimension, detail and moving parts in many of her pieces,
which are lightweight and often intricate. There are nature themes, whimsical designs, as well as traditional pieces to catch your fancy.
My work is reflective of my relationship with others and with my environment. I try to create pieces that convey the feelings of continuity and tradition
that I experience living in New England.
I also like to be playful at times and make more whimsical items.
My lakefront studio at Goose Pond provides a setting to refine designs which may have originated as ideas or inspirations during travels many miles from my Maine home. Returning to the beauty and peacefulness that is Maine helps me to maintain a joyful equilibrium in my life
which I hope is evident in my designs.