Q&A Sadie Blythin

In the run up to the Sale Arts Trail we will introduce some of the 2016 makers and artists, old and new with Q&A’s.

We are pleased to introduce a newcomer to this years Sale Arts Trail and that is Manchester based Jeweller & Applied Artist Sadie Blythin. Sadie will be exhibiting at Venue A The Art Market in The Masonic Hall.



What is your practice? Tell us how you became an artist maker, did you study?  What materials do you use?
Jeweller & Applied Artist
I am very proactive and love experimenting and discovering new things so over the years I have taught myself a lot, however I have a degree in History of Art and a Foundation Degree in Jewellery and Applied Arts.
My work incorporates a range of materials, though i have a particular interest in those with a plastic element be it fabric, liquid or solid. I am interested in experimenting with material processes, attempting to turn something ordinary into something extraordinary.

What 5 words best describe your work?
Layered, instinctive, tactile, wearable, art.


Do you have any art or design heroes?
Cindy Sherman, Florian Ladstaetter, Gilbert & George, Keith Haring, Fred Butler……….I could go on and on


Where is your studio?

Manchester city centre in a fabulous old printers press building which has plants growing out of the brickwork and vast empty rooms, sadly soon to be rebuilt as something much more corporate.

What 10 words describe a typical day in your studio?
Me, Happy, Cleaning, Repairing, Drawing, Thinking, Music, Paper, Making, Colour.


Are you working on anything unusual at the moment? Commissions? New work?
Progressing with my practice, developing my techniques, materials and processes further to hopefully result in some exciting new ideas to design and create.

Did you exhibit or visit last years SAT?

What will you be selling at SAT16? Anything new?
A collection of hand crafted jewellery where each piece is one of a kind.

What venue are you exhibiting at on the trail?
Venue A – The Masonic Hall

Tell us something we don’t know
If i did then you would know it!



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