|1963||Born in Berlin|
|1983–1986||Trained as a goldsmith|
|Since 1990||Freelance working|
|1991–1997||Liberal Arts and Sculpting under Prof. Lothar Baumgarten, Berlin University of Arts|
|1997||Master’s student, atelier in Berlin|
Susanna Kuschek’s 0039 necklace and her Punto bangle rely on two simple shapes – a circle and an oval. Slight shifts in the form convert the seemingly simple into something complex, a disrupted order that’s not immediately obvious. The organic, tactile quality of the surfaces intensifies the liveliness of the pieces. This organic surface structure is a result of ossa sepia (cuttlefish) casting, which has been used by jewelers since ancient times. The stratified cuttlebones of the squid, which can be found on nearly every beach, impart their texture in the casting. When used in contemporary jewelry, this technique also expresses a balance between nature and culture, orderliness and randomness. Susanna Kuschek loves coincidences that are not accidental.