Sarah has a considered and professional approach with breadth of experience in diagnosing and devising solutions for buildings in distress. A passionate love of figurative sculpture and attention to the nuances of various period styles has led her to become a highly skilled sculptor and ornamental plasterer. She is known in the heritage sector for producing faithful period ornament and surveys of ancient plasterwork.
Her early career was sculpting in theatre and film, then trained on-site practical building conservation and ornamental plasterwork. She wrote “The Influence of the Stuccatori on English Figurative Plasterwork” for her Master’s degree in Historic Building Conservation. The study looked at the place of artistic training in the plaster trades in two very different cultures and the impact on English plasterwork with the arrival of itinerant workers in the early 1700s. Following 7 years as a company director of an ornamental plastering firm she has returned to independent commissions and surveys.
She has lectured on historic materials and style at various universities and for the Institute of Conservators. Awarded projects include two RIBA awards, two Sussex Heritage awards and a Natural Stone award.
- Member of the Institute of Conservators
- Associate of the Worshipful Company of Plaisterers
- St. Martin-in-the-Fields, London
- Institute of Civil Engineers, London
- Venice Architecture Biennale 2014
- Sir John Soane’s Museum
- Lainston Chapel, Hants
- Claremont House, Esher
- Kensington Palace Gardens, London
- Titsey Church and Estate, Surrey
- Worthing Dome Cinema
- St. Mary Redcliffe, Bristol
- Ballyfin House, Eire
- St. Paul’s Cathedral, London
- London Coliseum
- SS Great Britain, Bristol