Sarah Porter – Glass and Jewellery
My strength and joy as an artist comes from combining materials and techniques not usually found together, to create “wearable and functional” art.
About the Artist
Sarah has been fascinated by the art of creation, in some form or another, for her entire life. After taking a simple “bead stringing” course in 2005, she was hooked; she wanted to do more, become more and to make a transition from craft to art.
In taking more courses, researching, reading – and more than anything, playing with these techniques in her studio to meet her expanding interest and creative desires – Sarah discovered that her strength lies in combining chainmail and wire wrapping techniques. Sarah uses these techniques with media such as sterling silver, semi-precious stones, custom fused glass pieces and even textiles, to create completely unique and wearable “jewellery art.”
Sarah first began “playing” with warm glass (glass fired to melting temperatures in a kiln) to add interest to her jewellery. She quickly grew to love combining and developing brilliant colours, with textures, to create works of functional glass… as art!
Sarah’s learning has been both formal and experiential. She continues to take courses in glass manipulation. Sarah feels strongly that her artistic journey will never be “finished” as she evolves and hones her skills. She loves to learn, explore and then to simply; letting the creative process take over and then experimenting to form a perfectly unique work.
For 13 years Sarah has been involved in a number of annual shows including the Durham West Studio Tour, Cobourg Dockside Festival, Georgina Studio Tour, and her home-town of Stouffville’s Studio Tour. Most recently, Sarah has joined the Uxbridge Studio Tour.