Sophie Stamp

Designer

The Goldsmiths Company

ADDRESS :

13D Mother Studios Queens Yard White Post Lane London E9 5EN

Biography:

Sophie creates tactile and kinetic jewellery objects inspired by industrial, horological and vintage paraphernalia and mechanisms. She produces limited edition collections and one off pieces in silver and gold, with an emphasis on handmade quality and unique design. Sophie is very much concerned with the making process itself and interpreting age old, traditional 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 combination with the ancient techniques of gold inlay and Kuem-Boo, Sophie engineers minimal forms and keepsakes in precious metal. 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.

Specialist Techniques:

Gold inlay, Keum Boo, engraving.

Awards:

Mar 2013 QEST (Queen Elizabeth Scolarship Trust) award for further specialist training Mar 2012 Jaqueline Mina Gold jewellery design prize awarded by Bishopsland (funded by the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation) Jun 2007 Petwer Live Student Competition – 2nd prize, Jewellery & Accessories

Education:

2013 QEST silversmithing scholarship with Rod Kelly - South House Silver Workshop Trust, Shetland 2011 - 12 Postgraduate Jewellery and Silversmthing - Bishopsland Educational Trust 2007 - 08 BA (Hons) Applied Arts – Plymouth College of Art and Design 2005 – 07 Integrated Crafts Foundation Degree – South Devon College

Exhibitions:

2014 Dazzle @ OXO Tower Wharf, London '30 Years in the Making', Lesley Craze Gallery, London Goldsmiths Fair, Goldsmiths Hall, London Art in Action, Waterperry, Oxon Bishopsland Contemporary Silver at the Drapers Hall, London


  • Sophie Stamp

    Noughts & Boxes

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    "Flagon' hinged container locket

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    Fine Line Kinetic Earrings

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    'Component' rolling ring

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    'Bobbin' Kinetic Pendant

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    'Relic' hinged container locket

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