Susan Bartholomew


Susan Bartholomew has a BA in Fine Art from Metro State with concentrations in Painting and Metal Smithing. Susan is a well-recognized and self-taught vitreous enameling jewelry artist within the Denver Metro area. Vitreous enameling is the “process of fusing glass to metal” and is an ancient art that dates back thousands of years and has many distinctive process styles. She implores a more painterly technique commonly called “Limoges” or “Peinture Sur Email” which refers to a painted enamel.”

Susan has been enameling for over 10 years and feels this is the perfect combination of painting and jewelry making. “Even though she is a jewelry artist, Susan considers herself a painter. Metal is my canvas; powered glass is my paint”. Each piece of jewelry is a one of a kind and professionally finished including signature. Styles range from nature scenes to abstract designs.

Susan's line of Functional Art Jewelry is carried in a select few galleries meeting her high standards in quality, customer service and location. Please see Susan’s website for more information on where to shop locally and to purchase on- line.

Website: functionalartjewelry.com/

Email: [email protected]

Example Work

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