Sarah Herriot moves to Cockpit Arts

June 1, 2016

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14 years at Craft Central and the as yet unconfirmed relocation of the organisation, has given Sarah the push to find somewhere new to continue running her jewellery business.

With the desire for change, Sarah was looking for more than just a studio and was thrilled to discover the Incubator Programme at Cockpit Arts. Although she’s been in the industry for many years, Sarah still aspires to further develop her business skills in marketing, finance, and the development of her range of work. To her delight, the Cockpit Arts Incubator Programme supports makers of all levels with brand development, helping guide the progression of work and business.

Sarah started her jewellery career back when she was working full time in a computer software job in the city. A friend of hers joined a jewellery evening class and encouraged Sarah to do so as well. Realising that this was the career path for her, she went on to rent a studio and work as a jeweller alongside her city job for five years. When Sarah was able to become a full time jeweller, she was chosen as one of 12 jewellery designers to participate in ‘Future in The Making’ – a two year London Development Agency (LDA) funded programme to help established designers move into new markets and grow their business. Over those two years, Sarah was trained in ‘Rhino’ and was taught 3d printing in wax, the process she is most well-known for today.

Sarah has been an exhibitor at Goldsmiths Fair for seven years, and just two years ago was selected to be part of Zaha Hadid Selects for the first Guest Curator exhibition. Zaha loved Sarah’s piece so much that she bought it. See Sarah again this year at Goldsmiths Fair – view her profile here.

Sarah Herriot will also be exhibiting at the Cockpit Arts Open Studios in Holborn this weekend in her brand new studio (of only five days!) shared with fellow Fair exhibitor Ute Decker, and Saxophone maker Richard Mattingly. The Open Studios are on from 2 – 5 June > www.cockpitarts.com

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