an artist for a mother and an engineer for a father, nobody was
particularly surprised when Sue took to designing and producing such
unique silver jewellery.
And that the jewellery had an African
flair was also no surprise considering Sue was taken on her first
camping trip into the bush at 6 weeks old.
However, it did take
her almost ten years from leaving school to become a jeweller. Sue
qualified as a graphic artist, working in Harare and London, then moved
on to teaching art before finally discovering where her true passion
“Making silver jewellery provides creative challenges
that come with multiple rewards, the satisfaction of designing and then
creating something beautiful combined with the pleasure of seeing it
being worn and enjoyed”.
Although taught the trade by a local goldsmith, Sue immediately gravitated towards working silver. "It
reflects the surrounding colours of skin, clothing, sky. It combines
easily with other colours, and beads, cloth, leather and, like no other
metal, you can make big, chunky, dazzling pieces that make a real
statement but that don’t break the bank.”
Sue shares her
time between Shropshire and Zimbabwe and sells her jewellery at
exhibitions, craft fairs, private functions or via her website. She is
continually adding individual pieces and collections to her range so do