Jeff & Susan Wise
Jeff Wise creates one-of-a-kind jewelry that is remarkable for its integration of sculptured gemstones and sculptured metal. Wise is a self-taught jeweler with a unique and personal style that is harmonious with the natural beauty of the exotic gemstones he uses. He says about his work, “Stones are solid, permanent, substantial. My challenge is to assimilate these qualities and yet transcend them to find feelings of grace, whimsy and fluidity. I believe that stones I carve, and the metals you heat, forge and shape have an inherent life force of their own, and they move in slow motion along the scale of time. When I attune myself to this infinite and irresistible rhythm, my work becomes the physical manifestation of my enthusiasm for life.” Over the past five years, Jeff’s wife and partner, Susan, has become his creative studio partner and collaborator, and they now jointly sign most of the works in the collection. Jeff and Susan Wise have exhibited their work in shows and galleries throughout the United States, including Santa Fe, Denver, New York, and Philadelphia as well as internationally at the Glass and Metal exhibition in Pforzheim, Germany.