Susan Barth's fascination with three dimensional art and ornament was always there as a child. In her early years she studied sculpture and then took an intensive six month course in jewelry making where she first learned about the Lost Wax Process, a technique where your design is sculpted into a block of wax and is then cast into metal. Considering her background in sculpture it turned out to be her ideal craft medium.
“In art and in nature it is always the simplest of forms that inspire me. It's in this simplicity that the essence of something gets communicated which sparks a deep emotional response.
This is the challenge I give myself: to communicate deeply through grace and simplicity.”
Susan's work has been described as subtle, understated and elegant which was always her intention. “My pieces are designed to be just one element in the visual story a person tells about themselves as they present their uniqueness and individuality.”