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I am a silversmith creating utilitarian objects and vessels which integrate concepts of science and mathematics through form. I am drawn to the simplicity in the process of taking a flat, two dimensional sheet of silver and hammering it into a three dimensional object. The resulting vessel is a form we encounter everyday, an object that both occupies space and contains it. Through employing this familiar form, I use the vessel to serve as a point of convergence between high level mathematics and ordinary handheld objects. By taking these abstract concepts and implementing them in an elegant silver form, I join the wondrous historical tradition of my craft with the fundamental beauty found across all scales in nature. Distilling abstruse concepts into tangible and tactile objects through the preciousness of silver, I stimulate my ongoing curiosities into art, craft, and the laws of nature.


Sara Thompson is an accomplished silversmith with a BFA in Craft with a concentration in metals from the Oregon College of Art and Craft. She works bilaterally between wearable forms and minimal utilitarian objects. She is trained as a bench jeweler and has moved into using traditional silversmithing to explore the vessel, incorporating educational aspects from mathematics and science into her forms. Her work has been exhibited nationally and sold internationally to private clients. Sara splits her time between Martha’s Vineyard and Portland, OR in her personal studios and reading about particle physics.

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Work is not available for sale through the SNAG website. Please contact the artist directly to inquire about making a purchase.