I love to explore the flow and intersection of lines while finding an overall balance to the piece
Suzanne Schwartz first discovered the freedom art could bring when her Grandmother taught her to sew and knit. Even as a child the variety of patterns, textures and movements of textiles inspired her and opened her eyes to art’s boundless possibilities. As an adult her creative medium shifted to metal, but the stitching came with her as can be seen in her Interwoven Collections. Suzanne loves texture, form and intersecting lines and finds inspiration in everything from nature to architecture which spurs her personal aesthetic and style.
Suzanne stitches with gold or silver wire on metal shapes, giving her work three dimensions while honoring the basic design of each piece. Stitching is a way for her to create texture in her jewelry. She loves using the texture of the line and playing with different shapes. But what she loves most is seeing her finished work on other people where it absorbs the personality of the wearer and takes on a life of its own.
Suzanne earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Alfred University and began her professional life as an urban planner. Eventually she entered the fashion industry where her passion for jewelry led her to take classes at Parsons School of Design. Later she enrolled at the Fashion Institute of Technology and earned a degree in jewelry design.