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Drawing, painting and hand fabrication go hand and hand for me. My love for ornamentation was first realized in painting. Later as I acquired the skills, in precious metal.


I create one of a kind, handcrafted jewelry, with a strong visual crossover from my figurative, textural paintings and drawings incorporated into the design of the work. More recently, I have been creating miniature ceramic and mixed media figurative sculpture that I call “1000 Objects of Desire & Mirth." At times I am not sure if my paintings inform my jewelry, or my jewelry informs my paintings. Over the years the lines have blurred. 


Making gold and silver chased jewelry using hundred year old tools and hammers that my father gave me when I started my jewelry career, and creating small ceramic figures, is how I happily spend my time. I have created my own job.

Susan Brooks



Berkeley, California, USA

2547 Eighth Street, Studio 24a

Berkeley, California  94710

Susan Brooks Open Studio

12-5 pm

Every Thursday + 1st Saturday

Throughout The Year

East Bay Open Studios

Saturday and Sunday, June 1–2, 8–9

11-5 pm

20+ artists will be open at The Sawtooth Building


My website & online store are available anytime you want. 

It has jewelry, paintings and my project, 1000 Objects of Desire and Mirth.

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We are asking everyone to wear a well fitting mask.


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