Susie Barnes

Susie Barnes creates stunning contemporary jewellery  combining her  flame formed glass beads with everyday materials.

Susie completed a four year graduate diploma at the school of Colour and Design and went on to complete a Visual Arts Degree majoring in glass at The Sydney College of The Arts.

Over the course of the last five years she has shifted her focus to making unique items of jewellery which combine glass with a range of everyday materials such as rubber, buttons and  precious metals and stones.  Her work has been exhibited extensively in Australia and at SOFA Chicago. Works have been much sought after and acquired by glass lovers and collectors both nationally and internationally.

‘My work is spontaneous, often whimsical and always visual. I approach each piece as a canvas for self expression, producing works both innovative and distinctly contemporary.’

1968 -1970
Diploma of teaching – Brisbane Kindergarten Teachers College

1970 -1971
Studio Ceramics – Brisbane Technical College.

1988 -1990
Diploma Colour and Design – School of Colour and Design.

1991 -1992
Post Graduate studies – School of Colour and Design

1994 -1996
B.V.A. Sydney College of the Arts – Sydney University.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

1990
Glass Fusing and Slumping Workshop with Boyce  Lundstrom – Camp Colton, Portland, Oregon, U.S.A.

1992
Part – time teaching – School of Colour and Design

1993
Glass casting workshop – Sydney College of the Arts.

1994
Flame work workshop with Brian Kirkfleet – Sydney College of the Arts.
Glass blowing workshop with Elizabeth Kelly – Sydney College of the Arts.
Teacher’s assistant fusing workshop – Sydney College of the Arts

1997
Mixed Media Workshop – Laura Donnafer
Casting Workshop Ann Robinson /Libensky/ Jaromir Rybak

1999
Small Business Workshop
Pilchuck Glass School – Fusing and Printing glass workshop

2001
Speaker at Ausglass Conference “Glass as a Career”

2004
Flame work Workshop with Pauline Delaney – Grafest.
T.A. Flame workshop with Pauline Delaney (Beginners)
Flame work Workshop Pauline Delaney (Advanced)

2006
T.A. Flame workshop Corina Tettinger
T.A. Flame workshop Pauline Delaney (Intermediate)

2008
Flame work workshop Tom Galbraith

2009
Flame work workshop Mark Elliott

2010
Flame work workshop Bernie Stoner

2011
Flame work workshop John Holmes

ADDITIONAL PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

1995
Ausglass Conference – Adelaide.

1997
Ausglass Conference – Sydney

1999
Ausglass Conference – Wagga Wagga

2000
Accredited Craft Mark Australia

2001
Ausglass conference – Melbourne
Ausglass NSW representative

2003
Ausglass Conference – Perth
Ausglass Board Member/State Representative

2004
Ausglass NSW representative

2005
GAS Conference – Adelaide

2008
Ausglass Conference – Canberra

2009
Ausglass Conference – Hobart

2011
Ausglass Conference – Sydney

PUBLICATIONS

1990
House and Garden, December, p153.

1993
Interiors, June/July.
Interiors, August/September

1993-1994
Craft Arts International, No. 29, Buyers Guide Supplement.

1995
House and Garden, April.

1997
Craft Arts International, No.

1998
Marie Claire, August
Good Weekend Magazine ‘Appetites’ December 12th.

1999
Marie Claire, July

2000
Woman’s Weekly Best Food Cookbook

2007
Mosman Daily October
North Shore Times October

AWARDS RECEIVED

1991
1st Prize T.G. Australia – sock design.

1995
Golden Key National Honour Society.

EXHIBITIONS

1988-1991
Student Exhibitions School of Colour and Design.

1991
Australian Craft Show.

1992
Australian Craft Show.
13 Themes Exhibitions Mosman Town Hall.

1993
13 Themes Exhibition “New Directions” Mosman Town Hall.
Weswall Gallery – Tamworth.
Glenaeon Craft Show.
13 Themes Gallery – Balmain.

1994
Glenaeon Craft Show.
13 Themes Exhibition – Boyd Gallery.

1995
Glenaeon Craft Show.
Glass Artist Gallery “Void with a View”
13 Themes Exhibitions “Eye Level” Hester Gallery.
Kinesis “Spectacle”  Student Exhibition.

1996
Glenaeon Craft Show.
Sydney College of the Arts “Landed” graduating exhibition.

1997
Sydney College of the Arts Ausglass Student Exhibition
Glenaeon Craft show
3 Kings School Art and Craft Show

1998
Riverview Art and Craft Show
SCECGS Redlands Art and Craft Show

1999
Production Exhibition – Wagga Wagga National Gallery
SCECGS Redlands Art and Craft Show
“Premier Production” Glass Artist Gallery

2000
Gift Trade Show Darling Harbour

2001
Munich International Craft Fair
Production Exhibition Monash University
Gift Trade Show Darling Harbour

2002
Munich International Craft Fair
St Andrew’s Cathedral School Art and Craft Show
Balmain Art and Craft Show

2003
Ausglass Members Exhibition – Freemantle
Ausglass Production Exhibition – Freemantle

2004

Balmain Art and Craft Show
Sydney Art Show –Sydney Showground
‘Glass on Flame’ Kirra Gallery Melbourne

2005
Ausglass Members Exhibition – Adelaide
‘Tripartite’ GIG Gallery – Sydney

2006
SOFA Exhibition Chicago

2007
‘Black and White’ Glass Artist Gallery
Glass Weekend Wheaton Arts Centre New Jersey
Ausglass NSW members show Glass Artist Gallery
SOFA Exhibition Chicago
Artisans in the Gardens Lion Gate Lodge Botanic Gardens

2008
‘Open Slather’ Ausglass Members Exhibition Canberra
Art London
SOFA Exhibition Chicago.
‘Cherish’ Artisan Gallery Brisbane.

2009
‘Down Under Flair’ Vitria Gallery Singapore

2010
‘Blast Off’ Glass Artist Gallery
‘Glass on Flame’ Kirra Gallery

2011
Ausglass Members Show – SCA Sydney
Objectify/Objectdeny Glass Artist Gallery
Edge Glass Gallery Capetown South Africa
Flame on Glass, Kirra Galleries, Melbourne, Australia

2012
Flame on Glass, Kirra Galleries, Melbourne, Australia

COMMISSIONS

1996
Judy Bingley – Pullen – Interior Designer

1995
Vic Lake – Architect.

1996
Dave Wood – Calligrapher.

1998
Watermark Restaurant – Sydney
Ampersand Restaurant – Sydney

1999
Billy’s on the Beach Restaurant – Mooloolaba
Park Hyatt Hotel
Hilton Hotel
Regent Hotel
Official Glass Manufacture Sydney Olympics

2000
Lizard Island Resort

2001
Sydney Morning Herald Trophy “Best Employer”

2002
Medallion Club trophy
University of Sydney peace prize

2003
University of Sydney peace prize

2004
University of Sydney peace prize
Pier Restaurant
Flying Fish Restaurant
Bathers Pavilion Restaurant
Shangri-la Hotel

2005
University of Sydney peace prize

2006
Australian Pharmaceutical Publications Awards trophies

2008
Four Points Hotel Darling Harbour