Susanna Loew


1966, Idar-Oberstein, Germany

Training / Education:

  • 1985 – 1988 Goldsmith apprenticeship Idar-Oberstein, Germany
  • 1988 - 1993 University of Applied Sciences - Faculty of Jewelry Pforzheim, Germany
  • 1994 – 1996 Royal College of Art London, United Kingdom

Work Experience:

  • 1997 – 1998 employed as a goldsmith and model maker
  • 1998 – 2000 Product developer and Designer at the Jewellery manufacturer Niessing at Vreden, Germany
  • since 2004 self-employed and member of the professional association "Federal association arts and crafts" at Saarbrücken, Germany

Exhibitions (Solo & Group Shows):

  • 1994 „The Art of Adornment“ (Group exhibition), Pforzheim, Germany and Nijmegen, Netherlands
  • RAI –Art Fair Amsterdam (with Gallery Marzee), Netherlands
  • Inhorgenta Munich, Germany
  • „Royal Mint Medals Touring Exhibition 1994“, UK
  • 1995 „Subjects 96“ (Group exhibition), Finland
  • „Diploma work of the universities”, Gallery Marzee, Nijmegen, Netherlands
  • 1996 caution jewellery“ (Group exhibition), Gallery für Schmuck, Biberach an der Riss, Germany
  • 2006 Inhorgenta Europe, München, Germany
  • 2006 SOFA NY, represented by Charon Kransen Arts, USA

Awards / Grants:

  • 1993 Fritz-Hammer-Promotion-Prize for the best thesis (diploma) at the University of Applied Science Pforzheim 1993 Germany
  • 1994 / 1995 Scholarship of the German Academic Exchange Service and the Country Rhineland-Palatinate for studying Jewelry and Metalwork at the Royal College of Art, London, United Kingdom
  • 2000 Award for high design quality of the Design Center NRW, Essen, Germany
  • 2006 Innovations Award of the Inhorgenta Europe, Munich, Germany


  • 1994 „The Art of Adornment“, by Arnoldsche, Germany
  • 1996 “Subjects 96”
  • Since 1998 Numerous articles about Jewellery designed for Niessing
  • 2000 “Design innovations yearbook 2000”, by Design Center NRW, Germany
  • „Jewellery Trends 2000“ by Susan Sagherian
  • “Vogue Gioielli Trends 2000”
  • „Schmuck 2000 - Rückblick Visionen“ by Ebner Verlag
  • Goldsmith reference book „Technisch-wissenschaftliche Grundlagen des Goldschmiedens, Band 2“ by Uhren-Juwelen-Schmuck

Artist Statement:

Susanna Loew uses metal sheets the way we know it from Origami, an eastern folding technique. Sheets thin like paper, light as eggshells and softly and flowing like cloth. All over sudden initially hard, tough metal can be folded spontaneously and directly by hand. Completely new manufacturing methods, shapes and surfaces become possible. The perforated and plied results remind of expressive structures of skeletons, armor or dried fruits.