Much of Sarah Cave’s work incorporates contrasting textures and metals and the hammer marks tell a story of the process of manufacture.
Sarah grew up on Anglesey, North Wales. Upon leaving school, she did a course is Art & Design at a technical college. After a move to Scotland in the late 1980's, Sarah decided to go back to art college and attended Edinburgh College of Art, graduating in 1995 with a degree in Design specialising in silversmithing.
For 14 years, she worked as a jobbing silversmith and the renowned jewellers and silverware house, Hamilton and Inches, in Edinburgh. During this period she started making her won designs in her spare time, aiming to make beautiful pieces to look at but also felt tactile and lovely in the hand. Notably this work included a condiment set for "The Millennium Collection" in 2000 and a claret jug for "The Silver of the Stars" collection in 2006 both commissioned by The Incorporation of Goldsmiths.
In 2013, Sarah moved to Blairgowrie and set up a small workshop at home. In June 2018, Sarah opened, "Sarah Cave Silversmith", a shop and studio space on the High Street in Blairgowrie where she continues to work today. When asked about the inspiration for her work, Sarah stated: "I am inspired by all sorts of things around me, textures, shapes, patterns, the way one form joins another. Sometimes the way the discarded bits of silver land on my bench will spark an idea."
We absolutely adore Sarah's silverware, especially the beautiful hand raising technique she uses that leaves a stunning texture that is pleasant to the eye and to the touch. Sarah's exquisite attention to detail can be seen with the gorgeous butter curl handle in gold on her butter dish. Her pieces are a delight and will bring you joy every time you use them.