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

Susanne Elstner uses charcoal as a metaphor for how everyday vices can be transmuted into valuable characteristics. By helping to build the charcoal piles, she obtains a very special kind of charcoal that clearly shows the bark and the annual rings. Using a special process serves to stabilize the charcoal, and ensures that it won’t cause any discoloration. Susanne Elstner usually sets this intriguing natural material in silver, and sometimes complements it with geometrical elements. Another aspect of her signature style is her use of ultra-fine gold and silver wire, which she shapes into filigreed forms that look velvety-soft and smooth yet are extremely sturdy. Evoking associations with creatures from the plant and animal worlds, these creations beguile their beholders into touching them – waiting to be stroked.

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Amberif Design Award 2017

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  • Austria
      • Galerie Slavik

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        AddressHimmelpfortgasse 17
        1010 Vienna
        Austria
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        TimesTue–Fri 10 am–1 pm
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  • Germany
      • Galerie für Angewandte Kunst

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        AddressBayerischer Kunstgewerbeverein
        Pacellistraße 6-8
        80333 Munich
        Germany
        Phone+49 (0)89 29 01 47 0
        Emailinfo@kunsthandwerk-bkv.de
        TimesMon–Sat 10 am–6 pm

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        Scheytt Galerie für Schmuck & Kunst

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        AddressKaiserstrasse 23
        80801 Munich
        Germany
        Phone+49 (0)89 38 999 009
        Emailmail(at)scheytt-muenchen.de
        TimesTuesday–Friday 11am–7pm
        Saturday 11am–3pm
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      • Jürgen Prüll Schmuck & Gerät

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        Juergen-Pruell-Schmuck-und-Geraet
        AddressUnterer Markt 21
        92637 Weiden
        Germany
        Phone+49 (0)961 46 930
        TimesTue–Fri 10 am–2 pm and 3 pm–7 pm
        Sat 10 am–4 pm

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      • Eva Maisch Schmuck

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        AddressSterngasse 5
        97070 Würzburg
        Germany
        Phone+49 (0)931 16703
        Emailinfo(at)eva-maisch-schmuck.de
        TimesMonday–Friday 10am–6pm
        Saturday 10am–3pm
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  • Italy
      • Schmuckwerkstatt Konrad Laimer

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        Galerie Konrad Laimer
        AddressGerberweg 13
        39025 Naturns, Italy
        Phone+39 (0)473 66 78 80
        Emailinfo@konradlaimer.it
        TimesTuesday–Friday 10 a.m.–12.30 p.m.
        and 4 p.m.–6.30 p.m.
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