Susanne Elstner
1962Born in Munich
1981–1994Trained as a goldsmith at the State Vocational Academy in Kaufbeuren-Neugablonz
1991Obtained her master goldsmith’s certificate in Munich
Since 1995Has been working freelance in her own atelier in Gräfelfing
2005–2008Trained under Erico Nagai and Giovanni Corvaja at the Academy of Design in Munich
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Susanne Elstner

When Susanne Elstner first started to use charcoal to craft her jewelry, she helped to build a charcoal pile. Now she produces this unusual jewelry material herself. She attaches major importance to obtaining a very special kind of charcoal that clearly shows the bark and the growth rings, and which, thanks to a special process, does not cause any discoloration later on. As disparate as amber seems to be, the “Gold from the Baltic Sea” has the same origin. Both, the wood and the resin, once used to be the same, but nature has transformed them over the course of millions of years into materials of different shapes and consistencies. In Susanne Elstner’s multiple prizewinning creations, the two separate materials, charcoal and amber, have been reunited to form a single entity.

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Amberif Design Award 2017

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