Suzanne Seed is an award winning contemporary silversmith designer maker who manipulates sheets of silver using her hands as tools, with the aid of stakes, mallets and purpose-built jigs.
Contrast and surface texture are key to her aesthetics while simple clean lines are a strong feature in her pieces, working on the modernist principle of no additions for the sake of adornment - only subtractions from the material at hand.
“Silver, while strong and durable still demands respect and I must work in harmony with its qualities.
I appreciate the interaction between my hands and the material, with my hands becoming the tool which manipulates the metal. The mind designs, the hands construct and the metal dictates – the outcome is a unity of the three.”