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Susan Frerichs


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Booth Number: A31




I am drawn to imagery that reflects a connection to spirit, awareness, curiosity, and playfulness. My work explores the idea that, beyond the role of adornment, jewelry can act as a visual and tactile manifestation of memories, dreams, stories, and intentions. I believe that jewelry can become a powerful symbol of personal mythos, as well as a reminder to cultivate presence and openness.

I hand-fabricated all of my pieces from sterling silver or gold. I use a variety of traditional metalworking techniques, such as fold-forming to create volume from a flat sheet, and riveting to add moving parts and animation. I often texture and oxidize my work to bring out its delicate details and sculptural dimensionality. Many of my pieces can be layered together in different combinations to create a wearable narrative.

Drawing inspiration from the unexpected beauty and sense of impending loss that can be encountered in the collision of the industrial and natural worlds, I often explores images of a fading American mythology. My work, which can stir unique individual associations, also tends to point to our essential connectedness and a certain shared experience of the world.


Applications for our 2020 show are now closed.

For information on how to apply for our 2021 show, please visit our website on December 1st, 2020. For more information on our show application process see our How To Apply page.


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