Sarah Packington

Material: Jewellery | Location: East Sussex
Sarah Packington designs, and hand makes colourful dyed acrylic jewellery in her studio in Brighton. She studied Wood, Metal, Ceramics and Plastics BA (hons) at Brighton Polytechnic, graduating in 1991. Her shapes are inspired by mid-century textile designers such as Lucienne Day and Joanne Groag, and abstract artists including Mondrian and Miro. She loves their joyful shapes and colour combinations.

Sarah endeavours to push the boundaries of what can be done with her chosen material, and experiments with different textured surface patterns and new ways of joining components. Many of her designs have hand etched lines on clear acrylic which is dyed and polished back to reveal the coloured pattern. Sarah uses a laser cutter or bandsaw to cut out shapes from sheet acrylic, and hand makes all ear wires in silver. All designs are highly finished to give a precious feel.