Sculptural Jewellery: About Sarah King

About Sarah

  Sarah King is an artist jeweller working with materials, form and structure to make sculptural, contemporary, yet feminine jewellery. The finished pieces have a sensual form and elements of playfulness. They grow from the logic of their concept and construction and resist superfluous decoration. Her work embodies her clear, fresh aesthetic and innovative approach.

Sarah pioneered the use of bioresin in jewellery in 2000. It is an eco material of sophisticated chemistry made from sunflower seed oil.  Her refined sense of form belies the technical challenges of working in resins.  Her hollow spatial forms in bioresin, silver and laser welded gold have become signature pieces.

Her experiments with themes of light and negative space, as well as new technologies in resin construction, have resulted in:

  • A solo exhibition ‘Light Constructions’ at Arai Atelier Gallery, Tokyo in 2003
  • A public art commission for a footpath across Deptford Creek
  • Ongoing collaborations with architects and designers on jewellery and larger scale projects

Her work has sold in department stores, design stores, boutiques and galleries, such as:

  • Tate Modern Shop
  • Barneys New York
  • Liberty of London
  • The Conran Shop
  • Aram Gallery
  • Ally Cappellino
  • The Cross
  • ec one

Her one-off pieces are in public collections in the UK, USA and Germany.  She has won many awards such as the Association of Contemporary Jewellery Prize and features in numerous books on contemporary jewellery. 

Sarah teaches bespoke, specialist jewellery classes in her central London studio at Cockpit Arts. She has also taught at:

  • London Metropolitan University
  • University of Central England, and
  • Central Saint Martins