Sarah graduated from the Edinburgh College of Art with an honours degree in design specialising in silversmithing. She worked at Hamilton and Inches (Edinburgh) as an in-house silversmith for 14 years. In 2013, she moved to Blairgowrie and set up a small workshop at home. In 2018 she opened “Sarah Cave Silversmith” a shop and studio space on the High Street in Blairgowrie, where she designs and sells her distinct silverware and jewellery. Most of her silverware is “hand raised” - a traditional technique, whereby forms are produced using basic hand tools. She works flat sheets of silver over steel tools or “stakes” using a raising hammer. Each piece is unique, balancing beauty of form with practicality of function, while always feeling good in the hand too.
What value does craft have in daily life?
Obviously as a "maker" I think craft is hugely important, - we should be surrounded by objects that are well designed, well made and pleasing to the eye, even the most mundane of everyday objects. It is also vital that we continue to support traditional techniques and practices.
What does Scottishness mean to you?
Am I qualified to comment? I was born in England but moved to Scotland in my twenties so I've lived the largest proportion of my life here. Scotland is home!