Susan Barth's fascination with three dimensional art and ornament was always there as a child but her formal exploration began after being accepted into New York City's High School of Art and Design where she studied sculpture for two years. Later on, she decided to take an intensive six month course in jewelry making where she first learned about the Lost Wax Process, a technique where your design is sculpted into a block of wax and is then cast into your preferred metal. Considering her background in sculpture it turned out to be her ideal craft medium. She then apprenticed for five years at a jewelry firm in New York City, after which she went to work for Barry Kieselstein-Cord, a well known New York jewelry designer and stayed for six years working on the creation of new collections. It was at the end of this time, that she switched back to freelancing once again, which allowed her the time and flexibility to begin the development of her own work. A few years later Susan launched her collection at the ACC Baltimore Craft Show. It was here, at her first show, that she was awarded the 1998 Award of Excellence for Jewelry by the American Craft Council. The award recipients were selected by Jack Lenor Larsen, internationally known textile designer, author, and collector.
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