First Decade Interview with Susanna Heron
London Borough of Tower Hamlets
Digital sound files of First Decade interview with Susanna Heron, part one: 01:15:10, part two: 00:01:31.
In this 2015 First Decade interview, Susanna Heron talks to Gloria Lin about designing jewellery in the 70s and experimenting with light projections and photography alongside photographer, David Ward. Although her focus has shifted over the years into drawing, sculpture, scale and movement, Heron’s jewellery pieces from the 70s challenged people’s notions of jewellery, and her work in the Crafts Council Collection has consistently inspired a diverse audience. Here, she talks about how Oskar Schlemmer’s Stick Dance, led her to make jewellery that focussed on movement and the body. Heron discusses the difficulties of breaking away from traditional jewellery into creating dynamic, wearable art forms, and provides a narrative for her resin pieces and Perspex Multiples held in the Crafts Council Collection.