About The Artist
Sara Thompson • Portland, OR
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I’m an accomplished silversmith with a BFA in Craft with a concentration in metals from the Oregon College of Art and Craft. I’ve apprenticed as a bench jeweler and have moved into using traditional silversmithing to explore the vessel and the intimate connection of handheld functional objects. The silver pieces I create are a convergence between minimal design, historical craft, and ordinary tactile objects with a fresh, minimal, and contemporary aesthetic.
Q&A with the Artist
Tell us how your work is made.
I use traditional silversmithing techniques to make my pieces. I take flat sheets of silver and hammer them up into three dimensional forms to create bowls, trays, and teapots. I use other historical techniques to construct functional spoons from silver sheet and wire.