A B O U T

Slate & Stone Jewelry   •   Sophie Silverstein


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P R O C E S S 

For me, metalsmithing is entirely process, motivated by the meditation of doing, as well as the fantasy and completion of a beautiful piece.  This process of creation is born from piecing together each step - sawing, filing, soldering, sanding, polishing, setting, etc. - and from a larger personal process of relearning patience, diligence, precision, and trust. 

I N S P I R A T I O N

i’m inspired by visual observations, primitive symbols, tactile experiments, and nature. 

S T O R Y 

My childhood stories tend to include the words: quirky, quiet, observer, sensitive. I was the girl wearing layers of skirts and plastic necklaces, My dream was to become a fashion designer, and I've always dabbled in different artistic mediums. My mom raised me scouring bead stores and assembling our own jewelry, a hobby I took up again in 2014, until I attended a class at Scintillant in early 2016, where i now work and assistant teach.

 

Slate & stone jewelry: a vignette

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