Sophie Currie

Metalsmith

2010-13 Loughborough University – 3D Design BA Hons
2008 – 2009: Bradford College – BTEC National Diploma in Art and Design

The collection consists of hand-spun copper and silver vessels and uses techniques such as etching and patination to create objects that reflect the beauty of the naturally occurring fractal patterns that decorate their surfaces.

Selected Works

Biography

I am based in the East Midlands, designing and making in my studio in Loughborough. I specialise in jewellery and metalsmithing, more specifically silversmithing and traditional hand metal spinning. I take my inspiration from my love of mathematics, in particular fractal patterns found in nature and geometry. 

Metal spinning is a ‘dying craft’ that sits on the border between craft and an industrial process. I am lucky enough to work with, and at, a local metal spinners who have shared their expertise and extensive spinning knowledge.

Selected Exhibitions

14 March – 3 May 2015 – Open 26
@ Newarke Houses Museum & Gardens, Leicester

12th 14th April 2015 – Stand 174, British Craft Trade Show 2015 
@ Great Yorkshire Show Ground, Harrogate, HG2 8QZ

20th – 22nd December 2014 – Craft in the City 
@ Waterstones, Bolton Lane Nottingham City Centre

29th &30th November 2014 – The Holmfirth Art Market
Holmfirth Market HD9 3JH

30th & 31st August 2014 – Palladian Events Art, Craft and Design Shows of Excellence, Catton Hall Show
@  Catton Hall, Walton on Trent, South Derbyshire, DE12 8LN
www.palladianevents.co.uk

19th July 2014 11am-5pm – Handmade in Leicestershire’s Summer Craft Fair
@ Belgrave Hall and Gardens, Church Road, Leicester, LE4 5PE

15th February – 27th April 2014  – Open 25
@ New Walk Museum & Art Gallery, 53 New Walk, Leicester,  LE1 7EA 

28th November – 28th December 2013 – Designers & Makers
@ Pedestrian Gallery, Cultural Quarter, Leicester, LE1 1RE

10th August – 31st October 2013 – The Lovers Light Craft and Design Gallery
@ 64 The Green, Twickenham, TW2 5AG 

16th – 29th July 2013 – Traverse Creatives Open 2013 
 @ Malt Cross Gallery Nottingham, NG1 6FG

26th – 29th June 2013 – New Designers: Week One 
@ Business Design Centre, 52 Upper Street, Islington, London N1 0QH

7th – 16th June 2013 – Form: 3D Design Degree Show Loughborough University 
@ LUSAD, Loughborough University, Epinal Way, Loughborough, LE11 3TU