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.
While this collection has been hand fabricated by Suzanne, it has only been possible with the help, support, advice, and craftsmanship of various craftsmen within Glasgow School of Art and more recently in the Sheffield, Yorkshire area. The craftsmen include the Silversmith Bob Lamb, metal spinner David Allison, and G & E Allen Castings Ltd.
2020, 'Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair Online'. Great Northern Events, http://greatnorthernevents.co.uk/
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
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
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
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