For our third day for the count down towards Christmas and Undegun closing for 2015, we have recent Glyndwr graduate Sarah Hoare! Here at THIS Project we are huge fans of her work and thought she would be a great addition towards the list of artists that we believe that you need to know about if you live in Wales.
Favourite place, and why?
Anywhere outside. I love walking and exploring to find inspiration in nature, architecture, people and places.
Blitzen, it means lightning and that’s exciting!
Describe your self in 5 words.
Metalsmith, designer, nature-lover, mum and wife
What is your current practice and what have you been up to?
I am a designer/maker specialising in producing wearable sculptures in a variety of metals. I am currently Artist In Residence for jewellery/metalwork at The North Wales School of Art and Design, this position allows me to continue to develop my practice and explore other areas whilst helping students who are just starting their practises.
How long have you been a practising Artist for?
I produced jewellery throughout the 3 years I studied at NWSAD. My first commercial range was creating jewellery from children’s drawings, this is a range that I have continued to produce as made to order products (facebook @birdandmonkey).
At what point in your life did you know you wanted to be a Artist?
From a young age I have loved making items for people to wear or display. Im sure all my 7 year old friends loved their friendship bracelets and pebbles painted like hedgehogs!
If you could buy your 10 year old self anything for Christmas what would it be?
That’s an easy one, I would buy 10 year old me a stone tumbler. I loved to collect pebbles from the beach and had many ice cream tubs full of them, I always wanted them to be shiny and I suspect this is where my love of jewellery making came from!
Is there anything in particular you are looking forward to this Christmas?
I love Christmas, its my favourite season. This year I am looking forward to watching my toddler open his presents and probably playing with the packaging more than the toys, and of course lots and lots of chocolate!
Have you got any plans for the New Year?
I am going to be working on expanding my jewellery range into larger free-standing pieces and of course constantly seeking inspiration for new projects and ranges.
If you could get anything for Christmas this year what would it be?
I still haven’t got a stone tumbler!!
If you would like to see more of Sarah’s work please feel free to visit her on: