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Artist of the Month

Sarah Hutchison

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 last year enabled her to travel to places such as Mexico and Munich and to progress her work to pieces such as water jugs and candelabra.

Large Sea-Spray Bowl 2006, Sarah Hutchison; Photo: John K McGregor

Candelabra 2006, Sarah Hutchison; Photo: John K McGregor

Conical Form 2006, Sarah Hutchison; Photo: Sarah Hutchison

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.

Component Necklace Detail 2006, Sarah Hutchison; Photo: Sarah Hutchison 

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’s name has most recently been associated with the ‘Silver for the Stars’ exhibition where she was commissioned to make a diamond studded teapot for Texas singer, Sharleen Spitteri. This piece is on show at the National Museum of Scotland, in Edinburgh, as part on the ‘Silver Made in Scotland’ exhibition and can be seen up until the 27th of April.

Teapot and Mugs 2006, Sarah Hutchison; Photo: John K  McGregor 

Cluster Necklace 2007, Sarah Hutchison; Photo: Sarah Hutchison 

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.

Central Tipped Pendant 2007, Sarah Hutchison; Photo: Sarah Hutchison

Peacock Pearl Cluster Pendant 2007, Sarah Hutchison; Photo: Sarah Hutchison

Sarah teaches at Dundee University within the Silversmithing and Jewellery Department and has recently set up her own studio in the Edinburgh City Centre. This year Sarah has exhibited at Inhorgenta – the annual Jewellery Trade Fair in Munich, and is preparing for the British Craft Trade Fair in Harrogate (6-8April) and Bovey Tracey in Devon (6-8 June).

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* Crafts home page
* National Museums of Scotland
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