Phetteplace Studio is a one woman design house and jewelry studio producing thoughtful, heirloom quality objects of precious metal and gemstone. Located in NYC, each piece is imagined, fabricated, set and finished by the owner, Sarah Phetteplace.
Sarah is a bench jeweler and jewelry designer, formally trained in classical goldsmithing technique and theory at the North Bennet Street School's Jewelry Making and Repair Program. She has also completed the Gemological Institute of America's (GIA) Applied Jewelry Professional (AJP) program.
Sarah was raised in New England, wedged happily between New Hampshire's modest coastline and the lofty peaks of the White Mountain wilderness. Later, time spent living in dense East Coast cities saw her surrounded by towering urban canyons of human invention. This, as well as her studies in creative writing, philosophy, and photography have instilled a curiosity and awe for the geometry of nature as well as the myriad of ways that people have framed that wonder into design throughout history. The exploration of this relationship steers her own creative work in stone and metal.
Sarah infuses pieces with elements of architecture, science, and material. Her work explores properties of light and kinesis, as well as showcasing the distilled phenomenon of natural gems. Currently she does studio fabrication work for another fine jewelry atelier as well as focusing on her own designs. She is an avid hiker, rockhound and gemology nut, amateur photographer, and a doting cat owner.