Sonja Fries Jewelry
More than any other object, jewelry is the closest example of something that represents a person’s identity and soul. Sonja Fries has been influenced by her upbringing in rural Germany. Her pieces combine elements of angular German geometry and European minimalism with soft, feminine features. Her work is all made by hand using traditional methods of jewelry making, like sawing, forging, and soldering. She studied jewelry design and the art of craft at the bench in Pforzheim, well-known for its jewelry production, as well as for its highly-reputed design school in Germany. After obtaining her degree in jewelry design, she started working in galleries in Munich, as well as at Galerie HILDE LEISS in Hamburg to complement her education with real life experience. She has been producing her pieces in her studio in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn since 1997.