Sara Keith


This work is inspired by the visual ways in which people demonstrate their hopes and dreams for the future, in particular tied prayer papers and wind horses.  By using my own abstract language, I hope to express hidden desires regarding family, partnership and career. 
Shibori, a traditional Japanese shaped resist dye technique, creates layers of marks, revealing the unique hand of the maker.   By using a combination of jewellery techniques with Shibori I can totally or partially conceal the textile below. Detail is created by stitch marks, highlighted by rubbing back the silver surface and dyeing with natural dye.

Born 1969, Scotland

1986 - 1990 BA Honours, Glasgow School of Art
2006 PhD, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art

1995 Start-up Award, Scottish Arts Council
2003 & 04 British Crafts in Japan Award, Crafts Council
2005 Creative Development Award, Scottish Arts Council
 Silver Award, Cheongju International Crafts Biennale, South Korea

Recent exhibitions
2001  Wabi Sabi, Contemporary Applied Arts
2004 Shibori Textiles, The Scottish Gallery
 Showcase, Crafts Council at the Victoria & Albert Museum
 Linen Wall Hangings, The Scottish Gallery
2005 Silver Wishes Textile Focus, Contemporary Applied Arts
2005 Cheongju International Crafts Biennale, South Korea
2006 Cutting Edge, National Museum of Scotland

2006 National Museums of Scotland

Public Collections
2007  National Museums of Scotland





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