Sarah Packington designs and makes striking modern acrylic and silver jewellery in her Brighton workshop. Her current collection includes earrings, bangles, necklaces and cufflinks
Sarah attended a Foundation Art course at Camberwell school of Art in 1988, and a BA(Hons) at Brighton Polytechnic in Wood, Metal, Ceramics and Plastics between 1988-1991 which involved making anything out of those four materials.
In the second year of her degree, Sarah's interest was sparked by a 'mass production' project: she made a series of brooches from oxidised and corrugated tin cans. From then on, Sarah was hooked on jewellery, and discovered the endless possibilities of working with acrylic.
With all her designs, Sarah strives to use acrylic in an innovative and personal way, finding new ways to give a potentially cold, mass produced material a precious hand worked feel. She aims to make her jewellery very wearable, and as affordable as possible.
Sarah loves working in clear acrylic which she textures and dyes. Some of her designs also use opal white or charcoal grey coloured acrylic for contrast.