Sophie Arnott - Deputy Manager
Previous qualifications & training:
Having completed my sixth form train including Fine Art, I went on to complete a certificate of Higher education in Art History. I have since been in the world of work and have quite a varied CV.
How I got involved in making jewellery:
I've always been a creative/crafty person and enjoyed making things. I was given a Beginners Silver Jewellery class at LJS as a gift a few years ago from a family member and I've never looked back. I've done alot of courses with various learning providers and now have a fully functioning workshop set up at the bottom of the garden.
Things I have done:
It's hard to think of things like this when you are asked. I can't compete with Sunita's jet setting lifestyle!
Two facts about me...I have worked for some pretty high profile individuals and sung a solo in the vatican(very terrifying).
My biggest achievements so far:
I think my biggest achievement so far is finding a job that I genuinely look forward to going to. I don't think there are many people my age that can say that.
Things I hope to achieve in the future:
Continue working on my own jewellery brand and make that a success! On a side note, I also want to learn to grow my own vegetables.
Three words to describe me:
Friendly, creative and ambitious
I am inspired by:
Alot of things really. I think the people closest to me are my biggest inspiration. When it comes to creative inspiration I always think you can never really know where it will come from. You can get the greatest idea in the weirdest of places.
My favourite jeweller is:
There are alot of independant designer makers on instagram that I follow. I couldnt possibly narrow them down, there are so many talented people out there.