All Zuzko designs are created with great thought and deliberation to the materials, textures, colors and movement.
Some designs highlight the color and uniqueness of hand picked gemstones; while others feature the beauty of sterling silver.
The patina and polish of the metal, give the feel of jewelry worn and loved for a long time.
My path began in Prague, Czech Republic. I grew up in one of the most ancient cities of Europe, surrounded by centuries of art and architecture, the old and manmade amazing me at every step.
In my adult life I found my home in the Pacific Northwest immersing myself in the rugged beauty of the outdoors and the unrestrained imagination of nature. Both of these contrasting surroundings influence my creative vision on a deep level, playing a major role in my design process. The organic, feminine, understated beauty of nature blends together with the industrial, masculine and manmade in the jewelry I create.
Art has always been a big part of my life, I have been drawing and painting for as long as I can remember. A gift of jewelry tools from my husband was the beginning of this creative adventure. This opened a whole new outlet and I found myself enthralled in the puzzle of manipulating metal and stone. I started creating jewelry that I would want to wear, and soon realized that I was not the only one wanting to wear it...that is how Zuzko jewelry was born.
My Studio is located in the heart of Puget Sound on Vashon Island in Washington state. We are open twice a year for two weekends (once in the spring and once in the winter) for Vashon Island Art Studio Tour and by apointment the rest of the year.
...Each and every piece is
hand forged and fabricated
in my studio on Vashon Island.