SUZANNE POTTER

Suzanne Potter is a jeweller, maker of small objects and solo twin. Her absorbing collection of work centres on the notions of twinness and identity. Suzanne’s elegant, spare and thought provoking pieces celebrate being one half of two, and collectively commemorates her lost sister, marking a new path of innate enquiry, and emotive subject matter.

Suzanne creates by hand, working intuitively, mixing flat shapes with constructed hollow forms, based on simple geometry and graphic, minimal aesthetics. By arranging and rearranging such building blocks, she formulates wearable, sculptural jewellery, displaying a visual language of circles, lines, related forms, voids and solids. These designs echo each other, and refer to the parallel worlds of biology and botany – connections, vessels, cells, seeds, reflections, and shadows.

Materials include precious and base metals, red paint, mother of pearl and reconstituted coral. Her choice of colours reference visceral and memorial contexts.

Suzanne Potter’s jewellery collections have been widely exhibited and sold throughout the UK and occasionally in Europe and the USA.

Various images of Suzanne’s jewellery have been published in books, demonstrating her flare for design. 2013: The Art of Soldering for Jewellery Makers, Wing Mun Devenney. 2007: 500 Earrings, Martha Le Van. 2003, Jewellery Unlimited. 2001: The Art of Jewellery Design, Elizabeth Olver.

Born
1964 Leicester

Education
1991
MA (RCA) Goldsmithing, Silversmithing, Metalwork & Jewellery
Royal College of Art, London

1985 – 88
BA (Hons) First Class. 3D Design, Metalwork & Jewellery
Buckinghamshire College, High Wycombe

1984 – 85
Foundation Course, Art & Design
Banbury College of Art & Design

Awards
2003
shortlisted, Janet Fitch Jewellery Award. Chelsea Crafts Fair

2001
Photostore Index Selected Makers. Crafts Council

1994
Setting Up Grant. Crafts Council
Setting Up Loan. Prince’s Trust