The creation of truly memorable jewellery relies heavily upon the personal and the relational. Susan Kun's relationship with the artistry of metal and stones began nearly three decades ago in Budapest; a city built on and immersed in the culture of art. Classically trained with a contemporary aesthetic, Susan has developed a reputation as one of Western Canada's finest jewellery designers.
Represented by galleries locally in Canmore and throughout Alberta and British Columbia, Susan also loves commission work and the opportunity to translate ideas into reality. Interpretation of a client's vision is paramount, whether the work commemorates, celebrates or simply decorates. "The inspiration and serenity I draw from my mountain environment, I think, is reflected in the relationships I form with my customers. Jewellery speaks both to the moment and to the memory, and so I seek to understand the meaning and the feeling of each piece".
In addition to new custom work, old jewellery presents the unique challenge of re-creating a beloved heirloom - honouring history with a story of one's own.