Suzanne Rogers is an artist based in Dublin. She holds an MA in Design (Metals) and a BDes in Metals from the National College of Art & Design. In 2005 she studied Engraving and Enamelling in Ecole Boulle in Paris as part of her degree. Suzanne teaches Metals and Art in Inchicore College of Further Education, Dublin.
‘The Irish field gate is a piece of beauty, cultural history and a functional object that has stood the test of time and who’s aesthetic
has deepened, helping to create a very distinct vision of rural Ireland.
My collection of Art Jewellery explores the cultural heritage and unique landscape in Ireland as embodied in the Irish field gate.
These gates are often in a state of disrepair so the farmer or landowner often improvise repairs with other gates, bits of wood,
branches, twine, chain, barbed wire, based solely on the resources available at the time. The combination of materials, colours and
textures are typical of what we see in the Irish landscape.
Through forging, fabricating and surface exploration I create Jewellery that is structurally strong but contains the whimsical
appearance of the “repaired” field gate. Each piece is unique, using different metals combined in various ways from simple rivets to
more complex brackets. The raw materials are a combination of found metal, pattern forged steel, mild rusted steel, silver and