Su’s jewelry is unmistakably sculptural, reflecting her years of practice as a design architect and her fascination with natural lines and sensual forms. Her South African upbringing imbued in her a love of nature and a clear preference for creating bold and elegant design work.
Her enterprising spirit has taken her from study and practice in Johannesburg and Paris, to post-professional architectural training at Princeton University in 2001, and finally to Los Angeles in 2003. In the City of Angels, Su designed directly for the world-renowned architect Frank Gehry for most of her five years in his practice.
Although Su discovered her first affinity for working with precious metals during her studies in the 90’s, it was as an architect in LA that she was exposed to the new technologies of manufacture offered by computer modeling and 3D printing. She saw an opportunity to innovate in the field of jewelry design – exploring the sculptural freedom offered by pioneering techniques to create pieces of extraordinary beauty and originality.
The pieces are first modeled on the computer and then 3D printed in wax, before being cast into precious metals. They are finally painstakingly assembled and finished by hand. Each piece therefore combines the latest technologies with age-old manufacturing techniques. The result is an unique collection of remarkable sculptural jewelry, which is as individual as the people who wear it.
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