Sarah was born in London in 1969. After a Foundation year at Camberwell School of Art she studied Wood, Metal, Ceramics and Plastics BA (hons) at Brighton Polytechnic from 1988-1991. While here she experimented with different techniques for masking and dying acrylic sheet, and after making a collection of brooches for a batch production project decided to make a career in jewellery design. After graduating, Sarah learnt about the jewellery trade while working at The Workshop jewellery gallery in Lewes, then moved to her own workshop in Brighton and helped set up Rose Hill Workshops group studio in 1994.
Sarah’s jewellery illustrates her love of bold colour combined with simple graphic forms. Most pieces are laser cut from acrylic sheet, while bangles are cut from tubes. Sarah applies texture, scored lines and a final polish to add interest to the dyed surfaces. She designs by playing with combinations of shapes and patterns, constantly doodling. Sarah’s jewellery has a slightly retro yet contemporary aesthetic, being finished with silver findings to give a luxury feel.
The Tate gallery sold a special collection of Sarah’s jewellery with the exhibition ‘Matisse Cut Outs’ in 2014, and the British Museum sold a collection with the exhibition ‘American Dream: Pop to the Present’ in 2017.