Sarah Chapman

Sarah C. Chapman

"I love the scale involved in making jewelry, and that the engagement with the work is so personal, like an ongoing dialogue that becomes part of how you move through your world."

Sarah Chapman is known for a unique design sensibility, balancing the sculptural forms of her jewelry with the softness of stones and surface textures. Chapman's work is inspired by architecture, by nature as architect, and by her own desire to build. She is struck not only by the process of building, but also by the ways decisions are made and items organized, and how a structure grows from an idea.

Chapman makes hand-fabricated metal jewelry, aesthetically merging the industrial and natural worlds with an emphasis on functionality. Each piece is carefully considered, from the initial design process, to etching patterns onto sheets of metal, to using different techniques for forming, and finally, to incorporating stones and oxidizing the final pieces of jewelry.

A studio jeweler and educator for over twenty years, Sarah Chapman's professional background is a hybrid of academic, studio art, and education studies at Northeastern Illinois University combined with an ongoing love for self-directed exploration of metalsmithing through research and workshops.

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Deco Loop Earrings
Silver & Stone Earrings

by Sarah Chapman
$ 240
Jelly Neckpiece
Silver & Stone Necklace

by Sarah Chapman
$ 840
Bateaux Pendant
Silver & Stone Necklace

by Sarah Chapman
$ 320
Lush Bateaux Earrings
Silver & Stone Earrings

by Sarah Chapman
$ 420
Bateaux Hoop
Silver Earrings

by Sarah Chapman
$ 420
Pendulum Bateaux Necklace
Silver Necklace& Pearl

by Sarah Chapman
$ 290
Selected Exhibitions & Awards
American Craft Council Show, Maryland, Baltimore, 2015-2018
One & Only, Wisconsin, ARTspace: John Micheal Kohler Arts Center, 2017
Penland Metals Scholarship, North Carolina, Penland School of Crafts, 2015