StudioSophiaSophia is a color and earring enthusiast who makes jewelry that is not for wallflowers. Her handcrafted statement pieces are known for their unapologetic use of loud color and breadth of shape and scale, which can be viewed as wearable small sculptures meant for starting conversations.
She considers each and every one of her pieces a work of art, drawing inspiration from her impressive collection of patterned garments, freshly cut citrus fruit, Memphis Design, 1950’s modernist jewelry, summer memories, rainbow makers, CocoRosie, trolls, nail polish, homemade haircuts, mobiles, contemporary fashion design, Alice Neel paintings, Kraft mac and cheese and most importantly, color.
After receiving a BFA from Pratt Institute, she worked for a fast-paced fashion jewelry company in Midtown Manhattan. Her unhappiness in the world of mass produced beads led her to the decision to return to graduate school. She received her MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2012.
In our current digital landscape, StudioSophiaSophia finds comfort in creating everything by hand, using basic metal smithing techniques which have been rooted in traditional practices for decades. This brand launched in 2014 after StudioSophiaSophia realized that there was an interest in and market for her work. This work is constantly evolving; while its unique voice may not be for everyone, StudioSophiaSophia's pieces embody everything about her spirit and vision, something she trusts is important as an artist. She is currently living and working in Binghamton, NY.