About the Artist – Susan Riach

Artist Statement:

Having the great fortune and gift of an artistic spirit and while completing metalsmithing classes, I realized that designing, forging, hammering and sculpting little pieces of wearable art was to be my passion.

My unique jewelry creations in sterling silver, are bold, strong and contemporary, yet make a simple, classic and elegant statement that complements the flow and contours of the body.   I take my inspiration from the organic and architectural elements which surround me, and design from the simplicity of the soul. My pieces are recognized and noted for their flow, which has naturally evolved from my longtime practice and dedication to yoga.

 I hope you enjoy my work as much as I love creating it for you!

Artist Biography:

Susan trained in metalsmithing at Metalwerx, in Waltham, MA; continues with classes and workshops at the League of New Hampshire Craftsmen, as well as other venues throughout New England, and currently with Sussy-Rose Shields, a brilliant instructor, jeweler and mentor, in her studio in Wilton, NH.


Juried member in the following organizations:   Sharon Arts Center; Newburyport Artist Association; Hollis Art Society; Walpole Artisans Co-op, Hannah Grimes Marketplace, and most recently, WREN. Galleries featuring work: Patricia Ladd Carega Gallery, Center Sandwich, NH; Sharon Arts Fine Craft Gallery, Peterborough, NH; Newburyport Art Association Gallery, Newburyport, MA; Walpole Artisans Co-operative; Walpole, NH (Coop Artist Owner); NOA Gift Gallery, West Concord, MA; Gallery at the Vault, Springfield, VT; WREN…Local Works, Bethlehem, NH, and at Mt. Washington Hotel,, Bretton Woods, NH; Gallery 31 Fine Art, Orleans, MA. Susan also participates in several arts shows, art fairs and trunk shows throughout NH, MA and ME.