Sophie Arnott - Jewellery Tutor
Beginners Wax Carving, Intermediate Wax Carving and Advanced Wax Carving (Jewellery Diploma), Beginners Silver, Intermediate Silver, Stone setting in Silver, Soldering Masterclass, Polishing and finishing, Wedding ring Workshops
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 long time ago from a family member and I've never looked back. I've done alot of courses with various learning providers and trained with different jewellers. I started off working from the kitchen table and slowly upgraded my workshop space over the years. I now work from my lovely spacious studio in the Essex countryside and absolutely love it!
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.
Where can we see more of your work?
I post regular updates of my work on instagram - https://www.instagram.com/anvilandivyjewellery/