Yuko Suga

Abacus Shield Pendant Necklace
Abacus Shield Pendant Necklace

Labradorite set in sterling silver.

Branch Double Loop Necklace
Branch Double Loop Necklace

labradorite framed and circled in sterling silver

Abacus Drop Necklace
Abacus Drop Necklace

Carnelian and Labriodite set with and suspended with sterling silver.

Abacus Bullet Earrings
Abacus Bullet Earrings

Turquoise suspended from sterling silver horse shoes soldered to earring wires.

Abacus Rectangular Drop Earrings
Abacus Rectangular Drop Earrings

Labradorite framed asymmetrically to create an earring pair.

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Artist Statement

I studied metalsmithing with Heikki Seppa at Washington University in St. Louis, where I received an Intense Minor in Metals and a Master of Science degree in Occupational Therapy.  My work is a reflection of the relationships between line, form, function, and process.  By taking a single idea and bringing together related concepts and adding layers to it before de-constructing them into simple, minimalist terms, it allows the viewer (or wearer) to develop his or her own relationship with and meaning in my work. 

I am currently a faculty member at the Craft Alliance Center of Art + Design in Saint Louis in both metals and glass, where I have taught for over fifteen years. I exhibit my work in metals and glass both in the Saint Louis region and nationally.  Most recently, my work “Image Re:  In Chess” was part of the Imagery in Chess:  Saint Louis Artists exhibition at WCHOF last year.