Born in Edinburgh, Sarah escaped with her parents to New Zealand and returned to the UK in 1984. She acquired her bench skills from John Cass at UCL and her 3D CAD skills from Holts Academy and continues to expand her knowledge base and technical virtuosity from her workshop in Bloomsbury, London, a stones’ throw from the Hatton Garden Jewellery quarter.
In combination with traditional hand-making skills, Sarah uses 3D CAD extensively in her work. Having worked until 2005 as a commercial computer software designer, it comes naturally to her. This technique has allowed her to develop her very individual and cohesive style, attracting high praise and awards for the architectural and sculptural quality of the designs.
Sarah’s intention is to create intelligent designs that bring aesthetic pleasure, as jewellery, and also as objects in their own right. She is very much inspired by the urban environment, adding her own organic interpretation.