As a primarily self-taught jewelry artist, Michelle Sophia Sabol began working under the name Memphis George and Memphis George Jewelry was born in Los Angeles, CA in 1998. It remains a distinctly unique couture brand in the handmade studio artist movement.
Memphis George Jewelry has been worn to the Oscars by award nominees and in films by stars such as Selena Gomez and Jane Lynch, among others. It is in the private collections of the former editor of W magazine, the arts and entertainment editor of the Los Angeles Times and other prominent art-to-wear collectors.
Ms Sabol has studied and worked in avant-garde cinema, film and television production, and the fashion industry in San Francisco and Los Angeles, CA. In addition to selling her handmade couture, running a busy studio and her gallery and art show schedule, she is currently working as a Teaching Artist through multiple Pennsylvania state and local Pittsburgh grants partnering with community service organizations to teach art-to-wear as self-expression, an educational tool and a healing art.