Sonia Popiolek is a jewellery designer and maker living and working near Plymouth in Devon. She began her training at the prestigious Sir John Cass school of Art and Design at London Guildhall University where she acquired excellent traditional jewellery making techniques.
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This collection was inspired by the macabre Victorian trend of ‘Memento Mori’ (Latin for; remember you will die’) jewellery. Rings and objects were worn as reminders of one’s mortality, featuring morbid imagery, secret compartments and hidden messages that signified death, memory and mourning.
Seeking to create a contemporary representation of this tradition the artist takes aspects of the original pieces combined with influences from myth and nature creating evocative ‘modern artefacts’ or ‘objects of contemplation’ that gently call attention to our mortality.