Biography

Sara Fell initially trained as a jeweller but in 2005, whilst on her BA (Hons) Applied Arts course, she was introduced to glass and has never looked back.

Sara has been awarded multiple accolades for her glass designs. Inspired by the work of Prof. Keith Cummings, Sara continues to push the coefficiency boundaries encountered by combining glass with metals. Whilst still a part time student in only her second year she achieved a prize at the International Pewter Live competition, using her own unique combination of pewter and glass. The following year she was selected to exhibit at the Victoria and Albert Museum, winning their Access Prize sponsored by the Louvre Museum, Paris and was also runner up in the student category of the Warm Glass Prize. Upon graduating in 2011, her BA work ‘Precious Integrations’ collected the prestigious Contemporary Glass Society’s New Designers Associate Prize  awarded to the U.K. graduate in the field of glasswork whose work is considered to be outstanding in design and quality.

Not content with simply producing jewellery as ornamentation for the body, Sara is fascinated with the concept of ‘preciousness’ and why we choose to hide away our most treasured items of jewellery. Sara’s award winning ‘O’ Precious series of cast glass rings and caches, illustrated the start of this journey of intrigue.

Aside from her passion for glass making, Sara is also dedicated to the preservation of the endangered Orangutan of Borneo and their rainforest habitat and is Co-Founder of the charity Orangutan Veterinary Aid. She spends a portion of the year on the island of Borneo with her Veterinary Surgeon husband at an Orangutan rehabilitation centre.

Artist’s Statement

“I would best describe myself as a jeweller with interior intent; often my work is a collaboration of jewellery and glass making skills, with a conceptual twist. Being in possession of an enquiring mind, I found myself looking to jewellers who took the medium out of its usual context and into the realms of design and fine art. Interiors profit from adornment as synonymously as the body and scale does not form any boundaries for me.”

Precious Integrations Series. Photo Simon Bruntnell