STATEMENT

Sarah Hutchison graduated from the Edinburgh College of Art in 2004. After graduating Sarah picked up two major awards, The Retail Jeweller Student Designer of the Year and the New Designers Goldsmiths' Company Award for Silversmithing. Winning a prestigious Dewar Arts Award in 2006 enabled her to travel to places such as Mexico and Munich and to progress her work to pieces such as water jugs and candelabra.

Sarah's work encompasses both Silversmithing and Jewellery. She is passionate about saw piercing: her work derives from this passion. Her designs come from working directly with the metal, exploring and experimenting with it to see what develops. Sarah loves large areas of silver with details of gold, she also likes to incorporate semi precious stones and pearls within her pieces in innovative ways too. The final pieces are floral, delicate and feminine in appearance, with a real feeling of spontaneity.

Sarah was one of the silversmiths' to be chosen for the 'Silver for the Stars' exhibition where she was commissioned to make a diamond studded teapot for Texas singer, Sharleen Spitteri. This piece has been shown in New York, London, St Petersburg and Kyoto to name a few. Sarah has exhibited her work internationally with exhibition's such as '100% Proof', curetted by Dorothy Hogg which travelled to Massachusetts, San Francisco, London and Edinburgh, celebrating the work of Scottish Silversmiths' and Jewellers.

Sarah has taught at Dundee University within the Silversmithing and Jewellery Department and set up her own studio in the Edinburgh City Centre in 2007. In 2008 Sarah exhibited at Inhorgenta the annual Jewellery Trade Fair in Munich, British Craft Trade Fair in Harrogate, Bovey Tracey in Devon and the Liverpool Design Show.

Sarah spent 2010 in London, managing the new contemporary jewellery gallery 'Platform'. Sarah transformed the gallery curating different shows and exhibitions. Having enjoyed this experience greatly, 2011 has seen Sarah return to Edinburgh to open her own Jewellery gallery! All going according to plan the space will be open in May this year. Watch this space!