Sonja Voss, originally from Berlin, Germany, is a self taught jeweler who specializes in mixed metal and lampwork glass fabrication.
For more than 20 years, Sonja has been making lampwork glass. She owned and operated three high end jewelry and clothing stores in Berlin. She has lived, traveled and sold her work extensively in Europe. Being trained by master lampwork glassblowers in Murano, Italy, she was asked to return and teach classes herself. By being the first jeweler to bring back glass beadmaking techniques to Germany, she contributed significantly to the lampwork glass movement in her own country.
For the last 10 years, Sonja has explored old world metalsmithing and fabrication. By employing sandblasing and oxidation on sterling silver and copper, she has created a uniquely contemporary line of jewelry with accents of 18k gold and cultured pearls.
Her jewelry encompasses rings, earrings using lampwork glass beads, plus unique copper geometric shapes and forms in necklaces, earrings and rings. Now an Asheville resident, Sonja's work can be seen at the Gallery of the Mountains.