Sarah has been a practising artist printmaker for over twenty-five
years. The inspiration for her work is industrial and
technological heritage. She focuses in on objects, such as aircraft or
spacecraft or early computers that were at the cutting edge of technology at
the time or on the cusp of change. She is interested in how these objects are
made, for example the pattern of rivets on aircraft denoting the forming of the
She is inspired by the way that these objects have
been weathered and worn by time and use, being fascinated by the results of
time, wear and atmospheric conditions on man-made objects. she depicts the way
that through age surfaces become rich in texture and colour.
Sarah produces her work using these techniques;
etching, drypoint and collagraph. These processes enable her to create highly
embossed and textured images. These printmaking techniques also involve the
erosion of metal and degradation of cardboard substrates, the process of
creating the work mirroring the subject matter of the work.
Sarah has a BA hons degree and following the completion of her Master's
Degree in Fine Art Printmaking from Wimbledon School of Art Sarah set up, and
continues to run, Red Hot Press which is a successful and respected print
workshop in Southampton, England. The workshop exists to promote Fine Art
Printmaking to the wider public. Over the past sixteen years they have earned a
reputation for the quality of their course programme. She teaches printmaking
at Red Hot Press and is also a visiting lecturer at West Dean college.