Susan Breen Silvy, is an award winning artist in both metal clay and lampwork bead jewelry. She is listed in the International Metal Clay Master’s Registry and is past president of the International Society of Glass Beadmakers. Her work has been exhibited as close as the 2011 River Market Regional Exhibition to as far away as the Silver Accessories Exhibition in Tokyo, Japan. In 2012 she was a finalist and second place winner in the metal clay category of the prestigious Saul Bell Design Award Competition. In years past she won first place awards for her torchwork in Lapidary Journal’s Bead Arts Award, Bead & Button’s Bead Dreams Award and Embellishment’s Gleaming Treasures competition. In July of 2011 she was Art Jewelry Magazine’s profiled artist in, “A Conversation with Susan Breen Silvy”. Her work has been featured in numerous books including Art Jewelry Today , Color on Metal Clay, 500 Beads, The Complete Book of Glass Beadmaking, Formed of Fire; Selections in Contemporary Lampworded Glass and others. She has written tutorials for publications such as Art Jewelry Magazine on techniques for coloring metal and riveting silver tubing through lampwork beads. Her work has been published in Ornament Magazine and the May 2013 issue of Art Jewelry magazine.
A life-long resident of Kansas City area, she and her family currently live just outside of the quaint river town, Parkville, Missouri. She is a graduate of Central Missouri State University with a communications degree in public relations and graphics. The Office Studio is her teaching studio where she both teaches and holds workshops taught by internationally recognized master artists.