JEWELLERY AS ART


All my pieces are individually hand crafted, and each bead individually secured. My unusual luxury-handcrafted items emphasise craftsmanship and heritage in combination with a sculptural quality that reminds us of the sacred link between the object and the individual who wears it.

My work is enhanced by essential components of my unique making and designing style. I combine colour, form and shape with texture and tactile elements of surface and pattern.

My choice and careful selection of quality materials and exotic colour combinations explore the limitless boundaries of natural form and shape to complement figurative lines.

I would like people to enjoy wearing my jewellery not just as decoration but as an extension of themselves.




DIAMONDS ARE A GIRL'S BEST FRIEND.



In this collection I strive to celebrate and enhance the sensual nature of the female body in a subtle way. I toke inspiration from erotic flowers and also from bones to create the frame which holds and supports the textural elements realised in innovative beadwork.





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PARADISE LOST.



In this collection I toke inspiration from a poem by Wordsworth. The poem is called "intimations of immortality from recollection of early childhood. " Here is an extract:

A single field which I have look'd upon,
Both of them speak of something that is gone:
         The pansy at my feet  55
         Doth the same tale repeat:
Whither is fled the visionary gleam?
Where is it now, the glory and the dream?




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POSSESSION.



In this collection I also toke inspiration from bones to create the metal frames which hold and secure the beads in place. Natural forms like antlers and orchids also influence me. There is an almost intimate interaction between the bead work and the metal frames and are a play between masculine and feminine qualities.




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ABOUT ME





Sophia Mann

I graduated in 2009 from Central Saint Martins (London, UK) with a Master of Arts in Jewellery Design. Later that year, I was honored to be selected by Janice Blackburn to display my unique pieces in the ‘Small Show, Huge Talent’ exhibition at Sotheby’s in London. Since then, I have been featured in a number of magazines like Vogue, How to Spend it and The Times.

With a background in art (B.A.) and fashion jewellery design, I look to merge the two worlds to create unique, hand-crafted items. I strive for my designs to imbue an artistic sophistication but mostly honesty. My beadwork is extraordinarily detailed and my passion is to craft beautiful, exclusive, one-of-a-kind pieces.

I grew up surrounded by jewellery – I am the grand-daughter of the founder of one of the oldest fashion jewellery houses in the UK, ‘Adrian Mann’, which was later renamed ‘Amboise Promotions’ before offshore repetitive manufacturing finally led to its demise.

I travelled the world for many years searching for artistic inspiration, before deciding to take the family tradition in this exciting new direction.

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SOPHIA MANN




Contact Information

Paris, France
+33 (0)6.86.06.31.39
sophia@sophiamann.com
@sophia_mann
/sophiamannjewels

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Credits

Photographers
eric.abbe@laposte.net
Photo Tropism

Photography location
http://www.hotelaiglenoir.fr