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Yuko Suga

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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.