Who we are
Suzanne is a glass artist and jeweller. Her studio is situated in the beautiful market town of Barnard Castle, from which she designs and hand makes glass beads, buttons, baubles and flowers using a technique known as lampworking – ‘the art of making small objects from glass rods melted in the flame of a torch’.
Suzanne’s discovery and exploration of the art of lampworking has drawn her towards the use of glass as a medium to incorporate into her jewellery designs to inject colour and contrast to the other materials used. Using her silversmithing skills and the glass beads she has made, Suzanne produces a range of jewellery which includes necklaces, bracelets, earrings and cufflinks.
‘Lampworking is a technique that enables me to design and individually make beautiful beads with intricate detail, making each bead unique. Colour is what inspires my designs, from the brightest oranges to the coolest blues. The combinations evolve through experimentation inspired by nature, fabrics and fashion.’
With over 15 years’ bead making experience, Suzanne also offers tuition in lampworking at her studio in Barnard Castle.