Susie Chillcott is an instrument maker whose primary focus is acoustic guitars. She trained as a luthier at Newark violin school and has exhibited at the National Centre for Craft and Design. Her instruments are made using traditional methods and materials including hand carved necks, tuned soundboards, scalloped bracing and natural glues and finishes. Hand-built to exacting standards, each guitar is built to be responsive, tonally balanced and tailored to the player.
STEAMhouse has enabled Susie to extend her ways of making, to source new materials and to explore fresh creative avenues. She is currently prototyping a range of ideas including, bespoke metal tailpieces, carved tops and screen-printing wood. A multidisciplinary approach to instrument making allows each element to combine to make a truly unique and inspiring experience for the player.