Hello, I'm Sara Hogwood
I live in Canberra, Australia where
create silver jewellery and ceramic objects.
Design doesn’t have to be intricate and
overblown. Sometimes simplicity allows a piece to stand out all by
itself, or that very simplicity can enhance its surroundings. Picture a
simple sterling silver teardrop-shaped pendant against a plain dress or
top, or a bowl with a quiet flecked grey finish showing off the colours
of the salad within.
I’ve been making quiet, simple designs
for a long time: more than twenty years as a potter, less as a jewellery
maker. In that time I’ve been taught by experienced and creative makers
who have given me skills to explore my ideas, paring them back to
achieve my aim
of simple, well-designed, well-made pieces.
A potter and a jewellery maker, you ask.
How did that come about? Well, I fell in love with clay after taking my
young daughter to pottery classes and deciding to give it a go myself. I
make my work on the potter’s wheel but for a time was creating porcelain
jewellery from slip-cast slabs. Wanting to see if I could make silver
mountings for these pieces, I enrolled in a silver jewellery course…and
found that I loved working with silver. Instead of combining the silver
with porcelain I was off and running with all-silver pieces.
I enjoy both forms of making. Pottery is
a slower process: throw a piece, wait for it to dry, bisque-fire it,
glaze then fire again. Silver is more immediate – a piece can be started
and finished the same day. Both are equally satisfying to me.
If you love minimalist design, simple
spaces, clean lines and affordable prices then we have a lot in common.
Click here to see a
few of my most popular jewellery pieces that can be purchased on-line.