Sarah C. Chapman is a studio jeweler whose work is inspired by architecture, by nature as architect, and by her desire to build. She strives to find a balance between the industrial and natural worlds, with a focus on the functionality of her jewelry.
She has worked in the field for over 15 years and primarily works with oxidized sterling silver, copper, brass, and 14k gold to create her pieces.
Sarah grew up in Chicago and studied metalsmithing at Northeastern Illinois University. She currently lives in Minneapolis and works in the Casket Arts Building in the Northeast Minneapolis Arts District.
From a recent article by Susannah Schouweiler
"Her designs mix hard, industrial lines and burnished metal with the soft palette and smooth curves of polished precious and semiprecious stones. Natural forms – seedlings and stylized leaves, squat cicadas, tightly coiled nests of gemstones, the curve of an insect wing – are wrought in silver, copper, gold, and stones, and then offset by thick chain links and rivets, and by scattered pebbles of precious stones. Her chunky, box puzzle pendants alternately conceal and reveal smoothly polished, freely moving pearls."
For the full article please visit http://www.mnartists.org/article/nemaa-artist-series-worn-body
NEMAA Artist Series: Worn on the Body