HAND ENGRAVER  GOURD ARTIST  PYROGRAPHER  EGG ARTIST
 TEACHER  SPEAKER
 
COPYRIGHT 2015 SUZANNE ERICKSON. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
suzanneerickson.ca
604-534-2358
 
 

ABOUT ME

 

 

Suzanne is a multi faceted artist whose exquisite designs can be found on glass, wood, metal, leather, eggs, and most recently, gourds!

 

Whether it's hand engraving, wood burning, carving or painting, Suzanne's visual language is unique, bold, and is inspired by the natural world, and her experiences growing up in Saskatchewan.

 

Suzanne has studied calligraphy and hand engraving with master craftsmen in Utah and Texas, and passes her vast knowledge on to others as a teacher.

 

She explains her interest in working with gourds: "While teaching Pyrography, I saw a book that had hard shelled wood burned gourds.

The colours and textures completely grabbed my attention, and I knew I was in for another creative adventure!

 

Hard shelled gourds are one of the oldest cultivated plants. They have become my perfect canvas. Their unique shapes and surfaces beckon to be lovingly sculpted into works of art”

 

In addition to gourds, you may also be surprised to find Suzanne's designs on horseshoes, crystal ware, rifle stocks, hand tools and even egg shells.

 

 

TEACHING and SPEAKING 

 

Suzanne has been a seminar instructor for the last 16 years at Lee Valley Tools Vancouver and Coquitlam in the art of Pyrography (wood burning). She has also been an instructor for private classes and small groups, at various venues. Suzanne enjoys speaking engagements and Artists Talks regarding her many artistic achievements, inspiring others to explore their own potential.

 

 

EXHIBITIONS

 

Britannia Mine Museum Earth and Fire Show 2014

Langley Studio Artists Tour 2014

Surrey Art Gallery Gift Show 2014

Surrey Art Gallery Gift Shop 2014

Fall Art Market at the Loafing Shed Glass Studio 2014

Langley Studio's Art Tour 2014

Surrey Art Gallery Artists Talk and Display (Solo) 2015

Surrey Celebration of Arts at Darts Show 2015

Langley Arts Alive 2015

Vendel Art Festivals (2 shows) 2015

West Fine Art Show 2016 & 2017

 

Currently, Suzanne has been focusing much of her time and talents with on-site

engraving for many special events in such prestigious fragrance departments

as Hermēs, Holt Renfrew, Sephora and Nordstroms.

 

 

 

 

West Fine Art Show - Cloverdale 2016