Sophie Stamp

2013 QEST Scholar - Silversmithing

Sophie is a jeweller and silversmith based in London. She creates tactile and kinetic jewellery objects inspired by industrial, horological and vintage paraphernalia and mechanisms. A QEST Scholarship enabled Sophie to spend time with QEST Scholar Rod Kelly in Shetland, where they covered techniques including raising, box-making, gold inlay, engraving, tool-making and large scale soldering.

Sophie came away from the scholarship feeling hugely inspired and with a new confidence in her making skills. She now produces limited edition collections and one off pieces in silver and gold, with an emphasis on handmade quality and unique design.