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Susan Fincher

Metal / Northwest/Panhandle Area, Florida

Artist Statement

My work is a bit eclectic because it encompasses many styles. I like to try new methods, materials, and styles and hope to never stop learning. My primary influence is nature and I try to use the most environmentally friendly methods. Leaves and shell motifs make regular appearances in my work.

Biography

Susan lives in NW Florida but traveled to Nashville, TN for PMC instruction from PMC Connection Senior Instructor, Teva Chaffin and to New Orleans where she studied at the New Orleans School of Metalsmithing under instruction from Steven Donnelly. She also taught herself electrolytic etching, electroforming, and anodizing of reactive metals.

Her most recent classes were a daylong torch-fired enameling workshop with Barbara Lewis at the Painting With Fire Studio in St Petersburg FL and Beginning Glass Bead Making with Meredith Hartsfield at First City Art Center in Pensacola FL.

Susan is also a member of The Craftsmen's Guild of Mississippi.

Her two businesses are Libellula Jewelry and Cicada Silver. Libellula Jewelry features primarily her metalwork in copper, brass, and bronze and her beaded jewelry. The focus of Cicada Silver is her work in fine and sterling silver (PMC and traditional silversmithing). Almost all of her work is one of a kind or limited to a small series.