Artist - Sophie Lewis-Smith
Designer and manufacturer Sophie Lewis-Smith began her official training in the Jewellery and Silversmith Department of Edinburgh College of Art, Scotland. During her studies she transferred to the Sculpture department where she enjoyed the magnitude of scale and freedom of material and latterly received a BA (HONS) in Sculpture, 2005. Sophie’s
Sophie’s jewellery pays homage to her sculptural background in her three-dimensional designs and overly layered appearance, making use of mirrors and magnifying lenses to effectively distort and reflect reality. Her conceptual vision is strongly tied up in the symbolism and materials of her work. Sophie draws inspiration from her love of travel and across-cultural experiences.
Sophie sells her work internationally and exhibits nationally.
Jewellery artist on The Hobbit and previous Tutor at The Learning Connexion in Wellington, Sophie then went on to complete a Postgraduate Diploma in Arts Therapy in 2015. Currently, Sophie is volunteering with VSA (Volunteer Services Abroad) in the Solomon Islands for 6months as a Jewellery Making Advisor at a local institute.
Sophie’s new work is a combination of her intricate lockets and her new love of bone, offering a more simplistic and abstract aesthetic. Her present work pays respect to life’s rich tapestry: acknowledging ones roots, while appreciating the present; overcoming challenges and celebrating the blossoming of ones spirit. Sophie’s work is playful and whimsical and aims to inspire and uplift its audience.