Sarah graduated with a First in Applied Arts in 2010, she specialised in glass and used illustration in her work. She has built her practise from her studio in Gloucestershire in the UK using illustrative fusing techniques to create flat panels inspired by the everyday. However, more recently she’s been exploring casting and her work has become more 3-Dimensional. Her interest is in exploring how different techniques and minute temperature changes can alter the glass. She uses a wide range of techniques and processes within her pieces and finds ways to replicate surfaces and textures as closely as possible with such an unlikely material.

Her current collection – Good Enough to Eat, further fuelled this exploration and was exhibited as part of the Collect Open series at the Collect Art Fair in London in 2023.

“Cake for me has far more significance than just something to eat, it’s the invitation to sit with friends or family and chat, that gift to tell someone you’re thinking of them and that opportunity to just pause. A symbol of something so normal, the ritual of going for a celebratory afternoon tea; was for us fragile, gone in an instant. The physical connections we have with each other cut in a flash, replaced with a digital alternative and now we can see each other again it’s something so precious.”

This current body of work’s enabled Sarah to explore new ways of storytelling through glass, playing with installation ideas, and extensively researching and experimenting ways to manipulate glass using a kiln, combining techniques to turn something so brittle, hard and well, totally inedible into a form that appeared to take on the soft, sweet and incredibly edible appearance.

Sarah uses an extensive range of techniques, exploring the wide-ranging properties of glass. Often beginning with model making, or making real cakes to work from, silicone moulding, wax casting, and investment moulds. Sarah then uses a variety of kiln forming methods, casting, fusing and pate de verre, and adapting techniques to enable the creation of the sponge like texture of a cake, or crumbly appearance of pastry. There are also a wide range of processes to add embellishments. She loves to create her own colour and texture blends, and take advantage of the wide range of outcomes you can achieve using precise and meticulously tested firing schedules. Then after everything is out of the kiln, she uses coldworking methods including grinding, sandblasting, cold bonding, and air tooling to perfect the finishes the above methods have created.