About me

Emine Mine Thompson

Emine, who created Silverkupe jewellery, is a designer/maker of contemporary jewellery. She comes from Istanbul but now lives in Whitley Bay with her husband and daughter. After more than 25 of years teaching design and 3D modelling, she started to create 3D wearable objects. Her background in design and 3D modelling and rich Middle-Eastern and Mediterranean culture influences her designs.

She combines traditional silvermithing techniques with silver and copper clay techniques. Her pieces reflect architectural and minimalist motifs and she uses distinctive textures and patinas. Emine utilizes diverse techniques such as Mokume Gane and mixing different materials (copper, silver, gold and concrete) to achieve unique high end-products. Every new piece she creates is an experiment and as her style evolves she pushes her own creative boundaries.

All the jewellery are handmade by her. Although similar designs can be done, they are unique due to the hand-making process and this makes every item one of a kind.

She is a member of Network Artists North East, Association for Contemporary Jewellery, and The Craft Council. She sells her work across the North East within six galleries and arts and crafts shops.

She is registered with Edinburgh Assay Office where her creations are hallmarked to show the quality of silver she uses in her work.

She also organises silver clay workshops to share the joy of creating  jewellery with others.

If you like any of the items you see on this website, please get in touch to commission one. Please email her at contact@silverkupe.com .

She will be part of the Christmas selling exhibition titled ‘Gifted’ at the National Glass Centre in Sunderland this winter and her work also be exhibited during the Christmas selling event at the Shetland Arts’ Bonhoga Gallery. She will be also exhibiting at the British Craft Trade  Fair in April 2019 which will be her second time on this fair.


You can see her creations on Facebook &  Instagram as well.

All images and text copyright Emine Mine Thompson 2018

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