Meditations in Metal:
Chain Intensive
with Susan Saul

In-Person  |  4 Weekly Class Sessions

Wednesdays, May 11 - June 1, 2022

10:30 am - 1:30 pm EDT

Tourmaline Dream
Tourmaline Dream

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Falling Leaf
Falling Leaf

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Tourmaline Dream
Tourmaline Dream

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Class Description

A handmade chain is a thing of beauty, whether to stand alone or to elevate your art. Loop-in-loop chains are constructed from individual fused links, shaped and woven together. Yes, it’s a time-consuming process, but it has an appealing rhythm to it. The process can be relaxing and meditative, and the rewards are great. In 4 sessions, we will explore 4 variations of woven loop-in-loop chain, which you can make and later adapt to your preferences. 

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Susan Saul

Susan Saul received a BA in Fine Art/Printmaking from the University of California, Santa Barbara, back when…well, shoulder pads for women were all the rage. She has been a studio artist for most of the decades since. Artistic curiosity has led her to explore costume design, etching, paper-making, textile painting, mixed media assemblage, and at long last, precious metal jewelry.

Susan’s designs emerge from a hands-on approach to fabrication and a deep connection to skilled makers of the past, while remaining relevant in current times. She paints her story from a palette of silver, gold and carefully curated gemstones. She likes to say that if there is any one concept that inspires her work, it is the expression of the feminine divine in the physical world. Her art, whether simple or elaborate, is intended to evoke or awaken a feeling of connection and recognition in the wearer. To this end, she frequently takes on custom projects to repurpose items that are of sentimental value to her clients, or to help them commemorate milestones in life.

Susan has taught jewelry classes and workshops for over 20 years in Atlanta, and occasionally in Florida, North Carolina or California. She works out of her private studio, and part-time at Aimee Jewelry and Fine Art Gallery in Decatur, GA. She is grandmother to 3 little ones, and currently lives in Atlanta with her husband Steven and their two cats Dorothy and Elphaba.