b. 1949, Welwyn Garden City
Susanna Heron was born in Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, in 1949 and grew up in Cornwall. Between 1967 and 1968 Heron studied at Falmouth School of Art before attending the Central School of Art and Design, London (1968-1971). During the 1970s and 1980s her work received widespread critical acclaim as part of the ‘New Jewellery’ movement. She has gained international recognition for her collaborations with architects on site specific commissions including ‘Still Point’, for the Metropolitan Cathedral, Liverpool and the Council Building for the European Union in Brussels, Belgium. In 1999 heron was made an Hon FRIBA by the Royal Institution of British Architects for her contributions to architecture. Her works have been collected internationally by museums and galleries, including, amongst many others, the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Holland, the Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth, Australia, The Victoria and Albert Museum, London and the Museum of Arts and Design, New York, USA. Heron currently lives and works in London.
Education & training
Central School of Art and Design, London, 1968-1971
Falmouth School of Art, 1967-1968