…… a Frozen moment (2015) ….
Congrats to all the artists who made the SCHMUCK 2016 list, on show at the Handwerksmesse during #munichjewelleryweek 24/02–1/03/2016
« I made my bachelors in Art Academy of Latvia where I learned classical techniques and fine art disciplines. In 2015 I graduated from HDK, Gothenburg with my Master project. I have also held my education in HAWK, Hildesheim, Germany and Hiko Mizuno College of jewelry, Tokyo, Japan. »
Jelizaveta Suska -Brooch, Made out of original material that combines polymer and hand crushed marble. Metal support details are crafted in titanium, 14K gold and sterling silver that are plated with 24K gold.
FROZEN MOMENTS« In this project, I am aiming to create pieces that would express solitude and moments of happiness.
I used, as a starting point, idea of a silent moment. What is a moment? For me it is incarnated in a stone, landscapes and blur. I use a polymer material and cover it with crushed marble. Silence is light and transparent like the material I use. The unique combination of these two components creates the illusion of a solid stone.
I question traditional approaches and instead of valuable jewels I celebrate the idea behind the material. For the rear of the brooches and other supporting details of the jewellery I use valuable metals like gold, gold plated silver and titanium.
My idea is to show beauty of a moment in a landscape or stone-like abstract figures crafted in to brooches.
To make this project I crafted more than 200 hundred pieces. I selected 21 and made theminto jewelry. »
« You have probably heard of the fairytale Thumbelina written by Hans Christian Andersen. When I was a child I imagined myself being as tiny as her; the gigantic world seemed to me to be more beautiful and full of tempting adventures. I still think that, sometimes.
It’s striking where our imagination can take us. When I work on my jewelry I aim to be a demiurge, to create my own new world. At times, I craft my works so that if I were to become tiny and drop onto my jewelry, I would see a marvelous landscape. Such associations, are for me a vessel that transfer ideas to the material. »
Jelizaveta Suska - Brooch – Frozen Moment. Polymer material, crumbled marble, gold 14K, titanium.
Jelizaveta Suska - Brooch – Frozen Moment.Polymer material, crumbled marble, gold plated silver, titanium.
Jelizaveta Suska. Frozen Moment. Polymer material, crumbled marble, 14K gold, plated with 24K gold. Brooch
Jelizaveta Suska. Polymer material, magma, gold plated silver, crumbled black marble. Brooch
Jelizaveta Suska. Frozen Moment. Brooch (back)
Interview with Jelizaveta Suska« Frozen moments » Jelizaveta Suskaja – Master degree exhibition in HDK, Gothenburg, Sweden
Jelizaveta Suska was born in Latvia, where she completed her Bachelor degree education in Art Academy of Latvia as a metal designer. At the age of 24 she moved to Gothenburg in Sweden for studying and permanent living. In 2015 she graduated from Academy of Design and Crafts (HDK) at University of Gothenburg.