Suzanne Berry Silversmithing

Designer  .  Silversmith  .  Jeweller

 

 

 

Suzanne has journeyed from her hometown on the west coast of Scotland to Glasgow, Reading and then onto Sheffield where she currently lives and is a resident of Yorkshire Artspace, Persistence Works Studios. Although a bit of a nomad, her sense of home comes from the feeling of belonging to the Scottish woodlands of her childhood, the open skies of the peak district where she currently roams and to her craft of silversmithing.

 

Suzanne gathers a rich source of natural textures and materials such as tree bark, twigs and seed pods which then become immortalized in the handle of a beautifully planished jug or the curiously tactile curve of a spoon handle.

 

The lost wax casting process along with traditional metalworking skills such as engraving, forging, raising, chasing and repousse bring life to her imagination, creating a mindful balance between nature and man.

 

Each piece within Suzanne's collection is a reflection of her sense of self, while also being a very literal memory of a place and time spent there.

 

                                     

 

 

                                                                                         

 

                                                                                              Biography

 

 

 

 

Exhibitions

2019             'Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair'. Sheffield, England

2019             'Goldsmiths North', Sheffield, England

2018            'Metalsmiths', Manchester Craft and Design Centre, Manchester, England

 

2018            'Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair', Sheffield, England

 

2018            'Art in the Gardens', Sheffield Botanical Gardens, Sheffield, England

 

2017            'The Retrospective', Bishopsland Educational Trust, Reading, England

 

2017            'Inspired'- Festival of Silver, Goldsmiths Centre, London, England

 

2017            'Festival of Silver at Craft in Focus', RHS Wisley, England

 

2016            'Christmas at Bishopsland', Bishopsland Educational Trust, Reading, England

 

2016            'Emerging Artists', Veronica Jane Lynch Gallery of Fine & Applied Arts, Dunblane, Scotland

 

2015            '100 Steps', Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow, Scotland

 

2014            'The Driven Void and the Circuit of Connection', Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow, Scotland

 

2013            'Degree Show', Glasgow Clyde College, Scotland

 

 

 

Awards

 

2017             Silver Bullion Grant, to make a Sugar Bowl & Spoon, awarded by Goldsmiths Centre

 

2015             Highly commended design, Goldsmiths Competition

 

2014             Highly commended design, Goldsmiths Competition

 

2013             Highly commended award from WALSH, Glasgow Clyde College, Glasgow

 

2003             Student of the Year award, Reid Kerr College, Paisley

 

 

 

Training Workshops

 

2017            Chasing, Repousse and Raising with Rod Kelly, Shetland

 

2017            Enameling with Sheila Mc Donald, Bishopsland Educational Trust

 

2017            Engraving with Malcolm Appleby, Bishopsland Educational Trust

 

2017            Box Making with Nan Nan Liu, Bishopsland Educational Trust

 

2017            Raising and Forging with Ndidi Ekubia, Bishopsland Educational Trust

 

2015            One Day Silversmithing with John Norgate, West Dean College

 

2015            Hand Engraving with Wayne Parrott, West Dean College

 

 

 

Education

 

2017            Two year Residency at Yorkshire Artspace, Persistence Works, Sheffield

 

2017            Postgraduate Silversmithing & Jewellery, Bishopsland Educational Trust, Reading

 

2016            BDes(Hons) Silversmithing & Jewellery Design, Glasgow School of Art

 

2013            HND Silversmithing & Jewellery Design, Glasgow Clyde College

 

2007            Bachelor of Design Textile Design, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, Dundee

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Suzanne 
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