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Suzanne Kustner - Artist

Enamel Jewelry and Objects

Suzanne Kustner creates enamel jewelry, bowls, dishes, and wall hangings made with copper, fine silver, and gold. Her designs are inspired by nature and our surroundings - the colors, textures, and shapes we see every day. Her work is on display at several art galleries. You can also see Suzanne at art shows in the United States or take one of her enameling classes in California.

 

About Suzanne Kustner

Enamel Artist

Suzanne Kustner holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in education with a minor in art from California State University in Los Angeles. She has also studied with many internationally known enamellists. Suzanne is a member of the National Enamellist Society and several regional guilds. She has taught enameling at the Creative Arts Group in Sierra Madre California since 1979 and served as art consultant for the Duarte School District for ten years.

Suzanne's signature jewelry collection features small individually crafted cloisonné beads. The beads are unique in that there is a design on both sides; they are "true beads" with two fronts and no back. These delicate pieces can be worn individually or combined together on a necklace to create a unique look. Suzanne also creates beautiful bowls, dishes, and wall hangings of various sizes and colors.

Suzanne has achieved widespread recognition for her work including:

  • Exhibitor at the prestigious 1990 National Silver Competition sponsored by the major silver companies in the United States
  • Participant in the celebrated 1993 "Year of the American Craftsman"
  • Displayed in the 1993 Los Angeles County Fair fine arts building and demonstrating artist in the Willard Sheets Gallery
  • Featured artist at the Creative Arts Group in 1995
  • Featured artist in the Sierra Madre Art Festival in 1996
  • Best Wearable Art award at the Palos Verdes Art Festival in 2000
  • Pieces selected to be in the last six juried international enameling exhibitions sponsored by the Enamel Society
  • Two pieces featured in the books 500 Enameled Objects: A Celebration of Color on Metal and 1000 Beads

 

Contact Suzanne: suzenamel@aol.com

 

Suzanne Kustner enamel objects

Art Shows and Galleries

See Suzanne's enamel jewelery and objects

Art Shows

Suzanne participates in several art shows and festivals in the United States. Stop by to see her enamel jewelry and objects and say hello.

 

March 2 - 4, 2018

Art in Bloom - Creative Arts Group
Sierra Madre, California

 

May 5 - 6, 2018

Friends of the Sierra Madre Library Fair
Sierra Madre, California

 

November 2 - 4, 2018

Creative Arts Group Art Festival
Sierra Madre, California

 

Art Galleries

Suzanne's enamel jewelry and objects are available for purchase at several art galleries. Please contact the galleries for availability and prices.

• Freehand Gallery - Los Angeles, California
• ACCI Gallery - Berkeley, California
• Creative Arts Group Jamison Gallery - Sierra Madre, California
• Metal Museum - Memphis, Tennessee

 

Suzanne Kustner enamel hearts

Enameling Classes

Learn beginning and advanced enameling techniques

Suzanne teaches beginning and advanced enameling techniques at the Creative Arts Group in Sierra Madre, California. If you are interested in learning how to make beautiful enamel pieces, please join Suzanne at one of her classes.

Class Schedule

Enameling classes are offered in winter, spring, summer, and fall sessions. Class series vary from 6 - 10 weeks and meet once per week on Thursdays from 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM or Fridays from 9:30 AM - 12:00 noon.

Prices and Registration

For class availability, prices, and registration, please see the online schedule or contact Creative Arts Group at 626-355-8350.

 

 

 

Suzanne Kustner enamel bowls