Sophia Georgiopoulou and the Art of Goldsmithing
I just finished reading Sophia Georgiopoulou’s book “Kosmimata: The Art of Goldsmithing” and had to share this wonderful edition with you. The book is a retrospective of Sophia’s work and you can find it online on Blurb.
I first met Sophia on Crafthaus and I was instantly impressed by her craftsmanship and the unique way that she applies ancient techniques - such as granulation - into contemporary jewelry. After getting to know her better, I learned that she started as a university professor of Classic and Byzantine studies in Harvard University before deciding to give up everything and devote herself into goldsmithing.
Though I’m certain that she was brilliant as university professor, I’m so glad that she decided to make such a drastic career change!
Thanks for reading!