Haliburton School of The ArtsSusan Butz was born in Peterborough, Ontario, into a family with a history of 'working with their hands'. With a desire to create, Susan studied at Sheridan College School of Crafts and Design. In New Hamburg, Ontario, she, along with her husband and partner Michael, opened their own jewellery studio and craft store, 'The Artisan Shoppe'. After moving to the Haliburton Highlands in 1980, they established 'Windy Ridge Studio'. Susan has been designing and creating jewellery in gold and silver for over 38 years. She has been a member of the Haliburton County Studio Tour for 26 years, has participated in countless craft shows, exhibited her work in galleries, supplied many stores, and completed numerous commissions. Susan is a graduate of both Fleming College's Jewellery Essentials Certificate and the Visual and Creative Arts Diploma Program.