"I find an artistic medium in metal. I aim for my works to display feelings and accompany flights of fancy. Mostly inspired by nature, I like to create jewels steeped in freedom and movement. "
Sonia's jewels are nothing less than portable works of art. Drawing her inspiration from the natural world, and travel to distant lands Sonia is passionate about crafting pieces which evoke a sense of freedom and movement. Besides their formal, plastic values Sonia also wants her works to be an expression of meaning, reflecting both emotions and ideas. Sterling silver, 18k gold, pearls and feathers are recurring elements, and her techniques come from traditional jewelery. Metal is a medium she uses for artistic expression.
The "If I had wings...." collection features exclusive jewelry crafted from thin sterling silver plates and decorated with laminated feather impressions and chips of 18k gold. Despite a common structure, each of these craft jewels is unique.
In 1999 Sonia completes a jeweler's degree in Quebec City (Quebec, Canada). Sonia is keen to explore the art of jewel making in such place as Africa, Belgium and Brazil. In the meantime, she also received grants for independent worker and for a master class with Michel-Alain Forgues, a great jeweler of Quebec. Since then, she keeps developing her work independently and takes different marketing workshops.
Selected Exhibitions & Awards
Salon des Metiers d'art du Quebec (Quebec juried Craft Show), Montreal, Quebec, Canada , Place Bonaventure , 2002-2008
Plein Art Quebec (Juried Craft Show), Quebec City, Quebec, Canada, Quebec City old port, 2006-2008
Cheongju International craft biennale, South Korea , Cheongju, 2009