As a child Sarah took her inspiration from items of original vintage clothing, learning to make her own shirts, trousers and skirts.
Realising her love of clothing and design Sarah went on to study fashion design. Continuing to surround herself in a creative environment, she gained a PR executive role in the fashion PR company, Jean Bennet PR, in the late 1980’s. The company’s accounts included Vivienne Westwood, who has since been and continues to be a great influence in her design work.
Following time working at a music PR company and the BBC, Sarah wanted a change in direction and a move back to a more creative environment. She embarked on a part time upholstery course at her local adult education centre . After learning the traditional skills during the next four years she flourished and began designing and producing unique one off and limited edition pieces influenced by her background in fashion.
Sarah recently set up an upholstery centre where she is producing and selling furniture, the signature piece is the Corset Chair (as seen in the Observer Magazine) from the showroom in Farncombe in Surrey.
Sarah teaches and runs ten very popular week upholstery courses and weekend day workshops in the space.
The centre offers a full upholstery service. The team upholster all pieces furniture for customers in the workroom.