I go walking.

I find a leaf, a piece of driftwood - or sometimes it finds me. 

I take it home and its new life begins. 

This website is about the work that started alongside my career as a modelmaker.
I have worked for the television and film industry for over 16 years, making objects like King Arthur's chalice, cheeses for Wallace and Gromit, miniature buildings, robots and spaceships.
I have always been driven by a great love of making and working with my hands and over the years have acquired a broad knowledge of materials and techniques.
Most of my pieces are small sculptural objects often based on found natural materials. I like giving time to the inconspicuous things that surround us and often go unnoticed, paying attention to small details and the tactile quality of objects.
Appropriating traditional craft techniques like weaving and crochet as a means of sculpture brings a contemplative element to the development of my work. I am interested in unusual combinations of materials, the experimentation with fragility and strength and the individual stories that evolve and shape themselves in the process of making.

I was born 1969 in Bavaria, Germany, and have lived in England since 1996 where I used to divide my time between London and Cornwall.

Since 2010 the West Penwith area of Cornwall has become my permanent home and inspiration for my work. 


upcoming show


Biennale of Natural Art

Arte Sella, Borgo Valsugana, Italy


June - September 2014

solo exhibition at Arte Sella, Borgo Valsugana (Trento), Italy, www.artesella.it

La prima mostra personale italiana di Susanna Bauer si terrà da giugno del 2014 e per tutta l'estate nella sede della Biennale d'Arte Naturale "Arte Sella" a Borgo Valsugana (Trento) a cura di Gigi Zoppello. Info: www.artesella.it


past exhibitions

2014      London Art Fair (Lemon Street Gallery)

2013      Winter Exhibition, Lemon Street Gallery, Truro, Cornwall

              Affordable Art Fair Stockholm (Four Square Fine Arts) 

              'Suspended Sentences', REN Fine Art and Bucca Gallery, Newlyn, Cornwall

              Summer Exhibition, Lemon Street Gallery, Truro, Cornwall

              Affordable Art Fair London, Hampstead (Four Square Fine Arts)

              'Fiat Lux', Limbo, Cornwall Art Biennale, Truro, Cornwall             

              Aspex Gallery, Portsmouth (solo show)

              London Art Fair (Lemon Street Gallery)

2012      Winter Exhibition, Lemon Street Gallery, Truro, Cornwall

              Christmas Exhibition, The Scarlet Hotel, Mawgnan Porth, Cornwall

              Badcocks Gallery, Cornwall

              Quiddity Fine Art, Andover, Hampshire

              'Leaf and Petal', The Poly Gallery, Falmouth, Cornwall  

              Affordable Art Fair Battersea, London (Columbia Road Gallery, London)

              Affordable Art Fair Battersea, London (Badcocks Gallery, Cornwall)         

              Bucca Gallery, Newlyn, Cornwall

              Chapel Gallery, Gulval, Penzance 

2011      Affordable Art Fair Battersea, London (Columbia Road Gallery, London)

              Chapel Gallery, Gulval, Penzance

2008      Christmas Show, Rebecca Hossack Gallery, London 

              Camberwell College of Art, London 

2007      Kimpeskamp, Munich 

2001      'Take Flight', Oriel Myrddin Gallery, Carmarthen, Wales 


press / publications

'frankie' magazine, Australia, issue 52 Mar/Apr 2013


HandEye Magazine online journal, January 2013




'Liebes Land' country lifestyle magazine, Germany, issue 9, Sept 2012