Leading up to the October opening of the Grotto Gallery, we'll be highlighting the artists whose work will be exhibited at the gallery.
Last week, in our third installment , we introduced Michelle Startzman and Steph Peters.
We offer our fourth installment this week with master jeweler Susan Rice and Yaqui artisan Lydia Quinones.
Since moving to Arizona ten years ago, Susan Rice has had the opportunity to learn and hone the jewelry making and metalsmithing skills that have distinguished her as an emerging jewelry artisan in the state.
Since selling her first piece years ago, Susan has sought to build her business by incorporating her metalsmithing skills into exquisite, vibrant pieces of art. Recently her son, Stefan, joined her in her artistic endeavors and has become an integral part of Susan Rice Designs.
Her pieces for the Grotto Gallery include jewelry from her women's collection along with newer pieces from the men's line.
Through her one-of-a-kind jewelry, Susan hopes to connect with visitors and potential customers who will wear her pieces to reflect their own unique personality.
Written by: Beth Wineland, Senior Writer & Editor, firstname.lastname@example.org