Glass Jewellery, Plates, Bowls, Mosaics
After moving to the historic and picturesque Macedon Ranges in 2000, Sophie took up classes in leadlighting, mosaics and a range of glass arts. Handcrafted fused glass jewellery became a quick favourite.
Sophie’s graphic design profession is reflected in her glass work. Every creation is carefully designed. With great attention to quality and detail, most pieces are fired twice in temperatures ranging from 700 to 805 degrees celsius. Each firing takes approximately twelve hours.
Sophie likes simplicity, bold colours and to let the patterns in the glass shine. Working with special dichroic glass is also a feature in her jewellery. A glass cutter, pliers, two grinders and a kiln are some of her tools.
Sophie is inspired by a range of artists and styles including William Morris, Charles Rennie Mackintosh, Joan Miró, Gustav Klimt, John Coburn, The Heidelberg School, The Arts and Crafts Movement, Art Nouveau, Art Deco, Constructivism, Impressionism, Mid Century Modern, Finnish Design and Indigenous Art to name a few. The Australian landscape is also a major influence.
Her creations include a range of fused glass earrings, pendants, cufflinks, brooches, rings, plates, bowls and mosaics.
Seeing her designs worn and loved by others is a real thrill.