Suzanne Anderson ’86 of Suzanne Anderson – Yikes Studio Enamels
I create a line of casual, contemporary and colorful enamel jewelry. My approach to jewelry creation is as an artist, not a conventional jeweler. I am primarily concerned with color and shape. This ultimately results in artistic, wearable jewelry. My shapes are hand cut from copper, enameled in a kiln with powdered glass and finished with argentium silver components. I work in a wooded lakeside studio in Maine surrounded by giant boulders, mosses, ferns and towering trees. It’s the perfect place to become immersed in creative work. Though nature is always a strong influence, I can be equally influenced by a compelling story, new music or fashion. As an artist I a working to stay open and receiving of influences that move my work in different directions and techniques.