Susan Freda is a sculptor and jeweler known for her organic, ephemeral, and intricate style. She employs form, light, and line as vehicles to create her airy, kinetic, and luminescent pieces. Her work is recognized for its unusual processes, signature weaving, and for its delicate and exquisite craftsmanship.
She received her BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design and her MFA from Massachusetts College of Art and Design in 2009. She has been the recipient of a Pollock-Krasner Foundation Award, a Rhode Island State Council on the Arts Public Art Grant, a Pilchuck Glass School Scholarship, and a de Young Museum Artist-in-Residence Award for 2009.
Susan has exhibited in the US, Canada, England and Italy. Her shoe and dress forms have been collected and presented at NY Fashion Week, Stuart Weitzman, Neiman Marcus, Fidelity Investments, Meditech, Ferragamo, Cirque du Soleil, and by the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Artists Gallery. Her work is included in the collection of the Museo Italo Americano of San Francisco, and in numerous private as well as corporate collections.
Arn Krebs received his BFA in Metalsmithing from Montana State University and his MFA from the University of Hawaii. A skilled glassblower, ceramicist, and metalsmith, Arn worked at Skylight Jewelers in Boston, MA. as a bench jeweler and goldsmith before partnering with Susan Freda.
Mokume Gane is Arn's passion, he uses modern mokume techniques to create his own metal combinations and patterns from which he makes jewelry for weddings, engagements, and everyday wear. Each piece is individually designed and hand crafted from responsibly sourced, conflict free and fair trade stones and metal.
Customers come from far and wide to work with Arn to create bespoke, alternative and handmade wedding rings and jewelry that is unique and timeless. His deft handwork can be seen in his rings made of yellow gold, rose gold, silver and palladium.
Silas is 4 years old and our studio helper.