Spending her childhood summers beach combing for sea glass along the English shores of Bexhill on Sea and "across the pond" along the New England beaches of Cape Cod, Susan Wilson's love of sea glass collecting developed into a cottage industry. At a young age she studied at the Artist Guild in Falmouth on Cape Cod, learning silversmith techniques from local artists. She built on these skills as an adult and combined her love of "the hunt" for sea glass with her growing skills as a silversmith and began to create custom jewelry designs. She founded Liliana Designs - Sea Glass Jewelry to seal her comitment to her growing jewelry business and began filling online and custom orders for jewelry. The company name "Liliana Designs" was born with the help of her two children, Lily and Anna, who have shared Susan's love of combing the beaches, often finding the perfect rare sea glass pieces and even the coveted sea glass marbles featured in her designs.
Susan now works out of her studio located in the beautiful coastal town of Scituate, Massachusetts in the historic cultural center, Scituate Harbor, MA. Her jewelry can be found at the brick and mortar location in Scituate Harbor's artist cooperative retail shop, "Expressions," located at 132 Front Street, Scituate, MA. When the weather cooperates you will find Susan kayaking along the Eastern Atlantic shores, in Boston Harbor and on Cape Cod hunting for sea glass or walking the local beaches picking up these treasures with family and friends. Come by the shop and visit and maybe she will share her favorite beaches to comb!
Susan's designs are simple and elegant as she strives to show off the lovely and unique quality of each piece of frosty, surf tumbled glass. Shapes, sizes and subtle color differences are to be expected with all genuine sea glass that is naturally tumbled and hand collected and one-of-a-kind.
Susan's career has continued along a path less traveled. She produced television and radio programs for PBS in California. She worked to develop access to public health and health resources, building online, local and regional tools for the state of Massachusetts. She is a web designer and photographer and has traveled extensively. She attended California College of Arts, San Francisco State University and Boston University earning a B.A. and M.Ed.