MY STORY

Birdcage Walk
Birdcage Walk

Printmaking is my first love. I studied Fine Art at Manchester and then did a postgrad at Central St Martins. When I finished college I thought...what now? eek! With limited cash to buy materials or promote my work I made a very basic screen press. I then printed tonnes of cards and began selling them. The Conran Shop, Designers Guild and many small retailers bought them. Then Heal's commissioned me to make an accessories range, their success enabled me to concentrate on more commissioned artwork.  I've since made loads of commissions, done numerous shows, met great people - colleagues and clients. I really enjoy working on creative projects as part of a team, and I make work with as much passion as I had when I left college, and still use the same basic press I began with....

DRAWINGS

Everything I make starts with drawings - I love pencil drawing and  have tonnes of sketchbooks. Anytime I'm sitting down listening to music or half watching a film, I'm drawing. I'll go through my sketchbooks and find some drawings made ages ago and they may well be the start of new work. I put my sketchbooks out, almost as an afterthought, at our recent Open House, and people really enjoyed looking through them, so here are a few snippets. They are not finished , smart, tweeked - simply ideas.

 Drawings by Sarah Hamilton

Drawings by Sarah Hamilton