ARTIST'S STATEMENT

CATHY SUTTON

Having worked in many mediums over the last three decades, I have finally arrived!!! The glow and warmth of precious metals have invaded my psyche and taken hold of my soul. I love the malleable nature of metal- be it gold, silver or copper.

I can form it to my will, add to it and texture it. I can torture copper by fusing silver to it, I can recycle gold onto sterling, and marry various metals together to add vibrancy and depth. By adding sparkling gemstones, my own torched lampwork glass or one of a kind hand cut stone cabochons I can create a functional master piece that will, uplift and make the wearer feel like a walking work of art.

My materials are all earth friendly. Silver that is remanufactured, gold-reworked, natural copper and fair trade stones. I waste nothing. Every bit is used.