December 2/3, 11am-5pm
Susan Brooks: Drawing on Metal/ Building with Clay/ Painting my Thoughts
I move freely between my mediums of non-traditional fine jewelry in sterling silver and gold, figurative layered paintings and drawings, and miniature ceramic and mixed media anthropomorphic sculpture called Objects of Desire and Mirth. I work mostly with the face and figure, decorative motifs, textures and color exploration. There is a strong visual crossover in all my work.
During the EBOS December event check out my "Bead Island" in the middle of the studio with 100's of pairs of really fun earrings all priced under $40 as well as original drawings and paintings priced between $40 and $75. Also ornaments and miniature paintings on wood, copper and cork. There are also paintings from the archives $100 and under. Plus a chance to see over 100 miniature ceramic figures from my project, 1000 Objects of Desire and Mirth.
I come from an artistic bohemian background where art was pretty much the family business.
To this day I use hundred year old tools that belonged to my father and others before him. I went to Parsons School of Design where I studied illustration. I have been a working artist/artisan for most of my life. I have a studio/showroom in Berkeley CA in the historic Sawtooth Building where I have created a welcoming atmosphere which changes often. Throughout the year guests can drop in every Thursday and the First Saturday of the month. Also during East Bay Open Studios in the spring and Berkeley Holiday Open Studios weekends in December, and for special events. Many Sawtooth Building artists participate. Visits also by appointment.
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Susan Brooks, Berkeley CA