Sarah King is an artist jeweller working with materials,form and
structure to make sculptural, contemporary jewellery. She studied
Fine art textiles at Goldsmiths College,University of London and
has over 10 years teaching experience. Sarah pioneered the use of
bioresin in jewellery in 2000, has won many awards and her work is
in Public Collections in the UK, USA and Germany.
Describe your approach to teaching:
I try to set flexible projects that will guide students through steps graded in their difficulty but that always have scope for individuals to adapt to their own aesthetic and interests . I always bring informations of international designers using the relevant materials to inspire and extend the students knowledge beyond the actual remit of the course. I also suggest other steps to continue the projects after the class.
What inspires your work?
I am often inspired by abstract painting and sculpture and am drawn to work that embodies a sense of stillness and calm . I have always found ancient and african jewellery more inspiring than elaborate fine jewellery and like to play around with sculptural shapes and different materials in a quite spontaneous way.