Artist Biography

Susan Bevis, Jewelry Artist
Susan Bevis, Jewelry Artist

I have wanted to be an artist all my life, which led to me studying art at Kent State University in Ohio (U.S.A.) and attending classes at The University of Akron and eventually at the Cleveland Institute of Art.  After working in computer graphics for a huge, Cleveland, Ohio area teaching-hospital, I moved to Alaska. After getting married and starting to raise a family, my career in art took a backseat for a number of years. We eventually returned to Ohio.

After the death of our oldest child I began attending a church outside of Cleveland, Ohio that had a thriving ministry to artists which had a strong arts focus. I thrived in this atmosphere, attending an artist small group in the church. My artistic life came alive once again, which brought life back to me in a way I which I had forgotten was possible.  

In 2008 I began experimenting with wire, planning to use copper wire on a large scale.  However this eventually led to making jewelry in sterling silver, which gave me an outlet for to express my love of “lines” in design.  Occasionally I also do some work in copper, usually combined with silver.

I am mostly self-taught in jewelry; but have taken advantage of specialized classes in silver soldering and the tube-setting of gemstones.  By the end of 2008 I began selling my work in local shows, continuing through 2013.   I discovered The Worship Studio and Gathering of Artisans, taking several on-line classes, and attending the G.O.A. event in Asheville, NC in 2011-2012.  In 2012 my work was placed in a gallery in Asheville, NC and then another in Cleveland Heights, OH.  My work will soon be available for sale online at


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