Susan Mahlstedt


My current work explores forms and movement influenced by nature and pattern. Sand dollars, leaf forms, and bamboo are my current inspirations, combined or alone, to create these pieces. I love the challenge of fabricating with metals to make work that is strong yet delicate in its own presence. The finishes on the silver include depletion guilding, oxidizing, satin, and sometimes a subtle accent of polish. Metals are 18K gold and sterling silver with various stones or pearls as accents