Pia Sommerlad
1979Born in Lich
2000–2004Trained as a goldsmith, Hanau Drawing Academy
2005–2007State certified designer & master goldsmith, Hanau Drawing Academy
2009–2011Gemstones & Jewelry Design, Trier Polytechnic, Idar-Oberstein
Since 2011Own studio
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Pia Sommerlad

Pia Sommerlad finds it challenging to rediscover materials and techniques, such as engraving, which have typically been used in jewelry for millennia. Her pieces seem minimalistic, but they achieve surprising effects that underscore the preciousness of gemstones such as agate, hematite or quartz, as well as other materials such as mother-of-pearl, glass and enamel. The effects are further enhanced by height differences as in a relief or by reflections, mirroring and visual enlargement. In her work with stones, this designer forgoes the fineness of traditional engraving, opting instead for flat, sketch-like motifs. Also she thematizes the contrast between matte and glossy. This designer won the red dot 2012 award for ringring, her newest collection. For her polished gemstones, Pia Sommerlad collaborates with a lapidary near Idar-Oberstein.

Represented by

  • Germany
      • Schmuckgalerie Treykorn

        Gallery/Shop
        Schmuckgalerie Treykorn
        AddressSavignyplatz 13
        10623 Berlin Germany
        Phone+49 (0)30 318 02354
        Emailmail(at)treykorn.de
        TimesMonday–Friday 11am–7pm
        Saturday 11am–4pm
        Website
        Map
      • Schmuckatelier Galerie & Goldschmiede

        Gallery/Shop
        Schmuckatelier-Galerie-und-Goldschmiede-Stephanie-Dietrich-und-Barbara-Szramek
        AddressHattinger Straße 764
        Stephanie Dietrich & Barbara Szramek
        44879 Bochum
        Germany
        Phone+49 (0)234 516 92 33
        Emailinfo(at)schmuckatelier-bochum.de
        TimesTuesday–Friday 10am–6pm
        Saturday 10am–2pm
        Website
        Map
      • Tal 20

        Gallery/Shop
        tal20
        AddressTal 20
        80331 München
        Phone+49 89 24 23 14 91
        Emailpetra.waibel@galerie-tal20.de
        TimesTue–Fri 11 am–7 pm
        Sat 10 am–4 pm
        Website
        Map
      • Eva Maisch Schmuck

        Gallery/Shop
        Eva_Maisch
        AddressSterngasse 5
        97070 Würzburg
        Germany
        Phone+49 (0)931 16703
        Emailinfo(at)eva-maisch-schmuck.de
        TimesMonday–Friday 10am–6pm
        Saturday 10am–3pm
        Website
        Map
  • Switzerland
      • Essor

        Gallery/Shop
        essor
        AddressZentralstrassse 32a
        2502 Biel/Bienne
        Switzerland
        Phone0041 32 325 52 52
        Emailcontact@essor32.com
        TimesTuesday–Friday 9 a.m.–7 p.m.
        Saturday 10 a.m.–4 p.m.
        Website
        Map
      • Friends of Carlotta

        Gallery/Shop
        friends-of-carlotta
        AddressNeumarkt 22
        8001 Zürich
        Switzerland
        Phone+41 (0)44 261 87 07
        Emailinfo@foc.ch
        TimesTue–Fri 12 am–2 pm
        and 3 pm–6.30 pm
        Sat 11 am–4 pm
        Website
        Map