Jeweller Choreographer Artist
Through jewellery, choreography and mark making Sarah investigates the complexities and characteristics of human movement. In metal, on paper, in performance, on film, she arrests time to reveal the intricacies of the moving body.
When choreographing Sarah makes her own notations from text to drive the rhythm and dynamic of the action. She works to contain these dynamic qualities within her jewellery to create wearable moments in time.
Sarah’s jewellery springs from a moment of choreography or music. Using a dynamic drawing process she captures the essence of movement and sound onto paper. From these drawings she works directly into gold and silver ensuring pace, flow and direction is held within the object. When working to commission each piece is created to hold within it a personal, dynamic story particular to each client.
On paper she explores how physicality and physical presence can be experienced through a drawing made by the human figure, and how the mark and the body’s physical & emotional state are inseparable.
Selected exhibitions, awards, residencies
2016: Cadence – The Anatomy of Rhythm. Solo show. Jewellery and drawings. Circus Gallery, Marylebone, London.
2016/17: Maker. Film. Performance of Craft Award. Cockpit Arts and Artisa Foundation
2013/14/15: Goldsmith’s Fair, London. Jewellery exhibitor
2014: Endangered Species. Dance film installation in collaboration with Siobhan Davies. Part of group show: Here Today…The Old Sorting Office, London
2014: Solo show. Jewellery, drawings and film. R-Space Gallery, Lisburn, Ireland
2013: Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust Scholar (QEST)
2013: Lying in Wait, dance film in collaboration with artist Idris Khan. Showing.ICA, London
2012/13: British Library Residency. Jeweller in Residence
2013: Scratch Scribble Scrawl, group show. Jewellery and drawings.Aspex Gallery, Portsmouth
2013: Group show. Jewellery and drawings.National Craft and Design Centre, Lincolnshire
2012: Sieraad, Amsterdam. Jewellery exhibitor
2010/11: Group show. Installation of graphite drawing series What Isn’t Here Hasn’t Happened, in collaboration with artist Tracey Rowledge.The Bargehouse, London
2011: Origin, London. Jewellery exhibitor
2009: Lying in Wait, film in collaboration with artist Iris Khan. Victoria Miro/Siobhan Davies commission for Victoria Miro Gallery, London and Ikon Gallery Birmingham.
As a dance artist she has worked with Rambert Dance Company and then Siobhan Davies Dance. She has a BA (Dance) from the Laban Centre for Movement and Dance, and an MA Design (Jewellery) from Central St Martins.