Sarah C Chapman
About The Artist
Sarah Chapman • Minneapolis , MN
Jewelry • WHOLESALE AVAILABLE • CUSTOM COMMISSIONS
The objects I make are inspired by architecture, by nature as architect, and by my desire to explore how complex structures can grow from a simple idea. My current work explores architecture through the elegant forms of ancient sea vessels and through the colorful shapes of deep-sea creatures. I approach jewelry design and fabrication with a sense of curiosity, as I use form, texture, and color to find an aesthetic balance between the industrial and natural worlds.
Q&A with the Artist
Tell us how your work is made.
Each of my pieces is constructed by hand, generally beginning with sheet and wire. Often I work on a large group of jewelry pieces at the same time, so that I can easily switch between different designs depending on my flow of energy and focus. One of my favorite techniques involves designing and hand-cutting my own dies and then forming metal from sheet using a hydraulic press. I use the resulting volumetric layers as focal elements in my jewelry designs.