SUZANNE ESSER (1946, Amsterdam, Netherlands)

“My jewelry is often created from elementary shapes, such as spheres or cones, which I casually ally in groups. Clearly, jewelry must be “functional”, but for me, it turns out to be secondary to my projects.

I work with multiple materials, such as wood (usually ebony) and metals, both precious and non-precious. I use a vise to work wood. I often use unusual tools to create new spatial shapes, such as a laser, or a knife to carve or bend metal sheets. My sources of inspiration are nature, African forms, art, and modern architecture. ”