Leah Sawyer: I began making jewellery in 2006 and have been successfully selling my work through a number of wonderfully supportive fashion and giftware boutiques in Sydney.
Working with glass has been the most rewarding artistic process that I have pursued and I am constantly amazed and inspired by the medium. I am eager to keep exploring and expanding my knowledge and range of skills.
Whilst I can find inspiration in almost everything, I am most drawn to pattern and repetition. I have a particular fondness for 1970’s wallpaper and fabric designs.
Due to the amazing response to my pieces, in 2009 I decided to pursue jewellery making as a full time occupation.
I have tertiary qualifications in both Graphic Design and Commercial Photography and worked mostly in the Corporate Design and Photographic Processing industries.
I am also passionate about oil painting, etching and fine art photography and have held two exhibitions of photographic work.