Susan Usher

  • Jewellery
  • Mosaics

Susan Usher a Margaret River-based Artist is known for her Unique Jewellery Designs, and more recently her exploration into mosaics that capture the world with whimsical flare.

Studio Details

Susan Usher Studio
55 Halcyon Crescent

Opening Hours

  • Sat 9 Sept10am - 4pm
  • Sun 10 Sept10am - 4pm
  • Mon 11 SeptClosed
  • Tue 12 Sept10am - 4pm
  • Wed 13 Sept10am - 4pm
  • Thu 14 Sept10am - 4pm
  • Fri 15 Sept10am - 4pm
  • Sat 16 Sept10am - 4pm
  • Sun 17 Sept10am - 4pm
  • Mon 18 SeptClosed
  • Tue 19 Sept10am - 4pm
  • Wed 20 Sept10am - 4pm
  • Thu 21 Sept10am - 4pm
  • Fri 22 Sept10am - 4pm
  • Sat 23 Sept10am - 4pm
  • Sun 24 Sept10am - 4pm

My Studio is at the Eastern end of Halcyon Cresent at the Cnr of Greenwood heading towards the Wannang Biddi Trail.

  • Parking suitable for cars
  • Universal access
  • Family friendly (suitable for children)
  • Refreshments available

My current body of work includes modern mosaic décor for the home and garden, such as birds, fish, insects, architecture, alters and driftwood boats, along with delicate twisted sterling silver and semi-precious wire jewellery. I really enjoy having a creative project on the table and a purpose to drive towards that creative process, it gives me a daily sense of achievement. The pure nature of creating for others presents supportive opportunity, especially to keep making. My creativity is part of my own self-indulgence, stimulating activity rather than worry. For me it’s a nice space to be, a happy space. What I hope that women feel when they wear my jewellery designs is a transformation from the everyday. A time to feel different and confident in their own self-expression. I love to create durable and feminine Jewellery, for women to enjoy for themselves or a very special gift to share with others. When you take a piece of my mosaic work home. I hope you engage with it and see the energy it evokes in your space, bringing colour and life and perhaps some joy into your home. On my studio days, after I choose which template to use, out comes my jigsaw and Dremel and I am carefully cutting wood into shape. I use glass nippers to cut interesting China motifs e.g., for the body of insects, then get paint, glue, grout on the go. And when I’m at my jewellery bench out comes my wire, tools, music, and my beautiful collection of gemstones. I spend countless hours immersed in twisting, knotting and jewellery design. ‘Found’ is the best description of my latest work. Some days I know exactly what I want to create. But on other days I hunt for inspiration, at the beach collecting wood, shells, seagrass, images, and other surprises the ocean brings to me or a thrift store rummaging through plate stacks for that special China treasure. The materials I use combined with the time it takes to finalise a piece helps me to slow down and appreciate the moments living in this stunning natural environment. Moving forward I plan to use my mosaic skills to create Garden installations. Taking the two-dimensional work, I am currently creating and applying it to three dimensional. Teapots totems, Mandela Alters are in the mix. Although I am at the beginning of my exploration into modern mosaics, I can draw on 3 decades of Unique Jewellery Design including 10 years working with polymer clay. I am excited to be part of the thriving Margaret River Art Community.