Region:West Midlands

Technique:Cold work, Kiln work


Discipline:Design, Fine art, Jewellery

Areas of Interest:Competitions, Exhibition, Techniques

Product:Fine Art, Jewellery, Wall pieces

Country:United Kingdom


Sarah Hill

Born near Bath, I attained a BA Honours degree in Three-Dimensional Design in 1986 from Bristol Polytechnic. Having worked in exhibition design, graphics and marketing in an employed and self-employed basis for nearly 20 years, I returned to my roots in 2004 to follow 3-D design. After studying Applied Arts at NEWI, North Wales I started my ‘second career’ in glass. My workshop is based in Wem, North Shropshire not far from the Welsh border. It is this beautiful countryside, as well as the Welsh coastline of Pembrokeshire, that are a constant inspiration - living within allows the ambience of the natural world seep inward.

For my glass landscapes I use an amalgamation of transparent and opalescent sheet glass, hand-made rolled glass, frits (small ‘bits’) and powdered glass. I look for chemical reactions between certain colours which gives an unpredictability to the outcome. I build the artworks in layers which then have several firings followed by cold-working to remove the ‘shiny’ aspect of glass. I feel this reveals an extra depth to detail and colour, leaving a weathered texture.
Recent exhibitions:
Bath Art Fair March 2019
Windsor Contemporary Art Fair November 2019
Bath Art Fair March 2020
Secret Severn Art Fair September 2020
Open Art Exhibition – Ludlow November 2020