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Sophie Stamp

BA (Hons) Applied Arts, Plymouth College of Art and Design Skilfully constructed and intriguingly unique, Sophie Stamp’s tactile and kinetic jewellery ranges offer an interactive jewellery experience. Inspired by the beauty and movement of hidden mechanical components, the award-winning craftswoman engineers wearable pieces just crying out to be played with. From mesmerising spinning pendants embellished with fine lines of pure gold to her signature rolling rings, each piece is individually handcrafted by the designer in her studio. Sophie is fascinated by the temptation we have as humans, to fiddle and play with items worn or held about the person. She marries this with an appreciation of everyday mechanical instruments and technical objects that are regarded by most as being merely functional, but are on closer inspection, often constructed from elegant and beautiful shapes and components interacting with one another. She is very much concerned with the making process itself and interpreting age old, traditional hand techniques in a contemporary way. Sophie enjoys the challenge of making pieces that may look simple, but are very technical in their construction, and she uses various silversmithing techniques including gold inlay, repoussé and anticlastic forming on a very small scale, enabling her to engineer minimal, tactile forms in precious metal.

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Contemporary Jewellery Exhibition  

&Collective Art Gallery Bridge of Allan 14th November - 31st December - 20 Designers; Katherine Agnew, Emma Calvert, Shimara Carlow, Chloe H...

Contemporary Jewellery Exhibition  

&Collective Art Gallery Bridge of Allan 14th November - 31st December - 20 Designers; Katherine Agnew, Emma Calvert, Shimara Carlow, Chloe H...

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