Sarah Wiberley


Sarah graduated from the Royal College of Art with an MA in Ceramics and Glass in 2011. She has worked for many glass makers over the last 10 years and has exhibited her work in Europe as well as in the UK.

‘Cameo Series’ was inspired by investigating the ornament & traditions of English 19th century cameo glass. The imagery follows the familiar motif of the bird as it escapes from its 19th century scenery and explores new surroundings. The decorative floral motifs, inspired by original cameo designs, have been infiltrated by modern imagery.

‘Wallpaper Series’, inspired by trends in interior decoration, uses a playful approach to print techniques. By using simple image making processes, enamel transfers and paper-cutting, the methods themselves begin to develop an original aesthetic.”

It is by bringing contemporary style to the traditions of glassblowing that Sarah introduces a fresh approach to ornament with her hand-made glass vessels.

Education
2009-11
 MA Ceramics and Glass, Royal College of Art, London
2005-06  BTEC, Professional Diploma in Design Crafts (Glass
Techniques & Technology) Level 5, The International Glass Centre, Brierley Hill West Midlands
2001-04  BA (Hons) Three Dimensional Design: Glass, 1st class,  The Surrey Institute of Art & Design, Farnham, Surrey

Exhibitions
2012
  Art in Action, Oxfordshire
The Contemporary Craft Festival, Devon
Junction Art Gallery, Oxfordshire
Glass Narratives, Zest Gallery, London
Joze 2012,  West Sussex
2011  The Gift of the Glassmaker, Zest Gallery, London
Designer & Makers at Somerset House, London
CHASE Art Exhibition, The Royal College of Art
Smiths Row at Christmas, Suffolk
The Royal Over-Sea’s League, Annual Scholars Exhibition 2011, gallery@oxo, London
On The Brink, The Belfry Arts Centre, Norfolk
Rising Stars, Coombe Gallery, Dartmouth
Zwieseler Kölb’l, Zwiesel, Germany
The Show 2011, The Royal College of Art, London
New Designers, Business Design Centre, London
The Grocers Hall, London
2010  Out of Practice, Siobhan Davies Studios, London
2008  Flora and Fauna, The Craft Centre and Design Galley, City Art Gallery, Leeds
2007 1000 Glass Miles: from Stourbridge to Frauenau, Eisch Gallery, Frauenau, Germany
2006  CHASE Exhibition, Royal College of Art, London
New Designers, Business Design Centre, London
Broadway Campus, Dudley College, West Midlands
2004  New Designers, Business Design Centre, London

Publications
2012
  Vogue, October
2011  The Times, 4th June.

 

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