Be-Spoke Podcast featuring Sarah Warsop


Frozen in Time – Adriana Paice Kent joins artist-jeweller Sarah Warsop and her client, Nicky Gray, in conversation.

Artist and jeweller Sarah Warsop describes drawing and painting as a bridge between dance, jewellery, movement and metal. She met her client Nicky Gray at a yoga session, where they discovered a mutual interest in jewellery and design.

Using a fabulous aquamarine gem as a starting point, this episode explores how to shape a brief and provides insight into commissioning from the perspectives of the maker and the client.

Adriana joins Sarah and Nicky in conversation, discussing the creative and practical aspects of designing and making something unique. Together, they look at how to capture identity and movement in metal and outline the importance of embracing the unknown and the unexpected outcomes that follow.

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About Sarah Warsop

Sarah is a jeweller, painter and mark-maker. She danced professionally for over 25 years with Rambert Dance company and Siobhan Davies Dance before completing an MA at St Martins in Jewellery. She now works on capturing movement and music in metal and on paper.Sarah was made Jeweller in Residence at the British Library and is a Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust scholar. She has shown her drawings, paintings and jewellery in gallery exhibitions and fairs, and her work has been supported by Arts Council England.

About Be-Spoke podcast series

The unique object or experience has always had powerful appeal, and, as we learn to consume better, commissioning all kinds of things has become more accessible. Yet the process of commissioning is shrouded in mystery. Most makers agree they’re only as good as the brief, but what makes a good brief?

The Be-Spoke podcast reveals the relationships behind the commissioning process through the stories of designers, makers, clients, curators and brokers. It delves into why people commission certain objects and experiences, how they engage with makers, and what to expect along this potentially rich and rewarding journey.

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Hosted by Adriana Paice Kent, founder of Woven Spaces, a hybrid of placemaking agency, creative lab and property developer.