SOPHIE STAMP

Sophie produces limited edition collections and one off pieces in silver and gold, with an emphasis on handmade quality and unique design. Following a year's postgraduate residency at the prestigious Bishopsland jewellery & silversmithing workshops near Reading, she is now based in vibrant Hackney Wick in London. Sophie was a participant  of the of the Crafts Council's 'Hothouse 3' mentoring scheme for new makers and also recently became a QEST scholar.

Artist's Statement

Sophie creates tactile and kinetic jewellery objects inspired by industrial, horological and vintage paraphernalia and mechanisms.

She currently produces 2 collections ...

'Fidget' was developed by simplifying and re-working components from inside clocks and watches. Disassembling an old mechanism or piece of machinery is like exposing a treasure trove bursting with unusual shapes and elegant forms from which to draw inspiration. The components interact with one another as does the wearer with each piece of jewellery, rolling, spinning, roatating ...

Her most recent work 'Container' has emerged from a fascination with hinges and box making following a two week QEST silversmithing scholarship with Rod Kelly in Shetland. Each piece is a technical accomplishment and completely unique ... a wearable box for hiding a sentimental talisman or trinket ... or something to keep your pills in!

Sophie is very much concerned with the making process itself and interpreting age old, traditional hand techniques in a contemporary way. She relishes the challenge of making pieces that look simple, but are very technical in their construction. Using various silversmithing techniques on a very small scale in combinatiion with the ancient techniques of gold inlay and Kuem-Boo, Sophie engineers minimal forms and keepsakes in precious metal.

From mesmerising spinning pendants and hinged lockets embellished with pure gold to her signature rolling rings, each piece is individually handcrafted by Sophie in her Hackney Wick Studio.

 

Further Images

'Play' kinetic ring

'Play' kinetic ring

Sterling silver with gold kinetic element

'Play' kinetic neckpiece

'Play' kinetic neckpiece

Sterling silver with gold kinetic element

'Play' anticlastic tactile rings

'Play' anticlastic tactile rings

Sterling silver, 18ct Gold, oxidised.


Rotund riveted box locket

Rotund riveted box locket

Sterling silver, oxidising, 24ct Gold

Fine Line Kinetic Neckpiece

Fine Line Kinetic Neckpiece

Sterling silver, 22ct gold

Fine Line rolling ring

Fine Line rolling ring

Sterling silver, 22ct gold


Bobbin Kinetic pendant

Bobbin Kinetic pendant

Sterling silver, silk cord

Relic hinged container locket

Relic hinged container locket

18ct Gold, heat oxidised chain

Noughts & boxes

Noughts & boxes

Sterling silver, oxidising, 24ct gold, reclaimed oak


V&A kinetic neckpiece

V&A kinetic neckpiece

Sterling silver & 18ct gold with fine gold inlay detail. Inspired by the production silversmithing archives of the V&A Museum

Just a selection of the contemporary jewellery available to buy on lovedazzle.com by Sophie Stamp


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