Sarah Mander

The inspiration for Sarah’s work is industrial and technological heritage. She focuses in on objects, such as aircraft or spacecraft or early computers that were at the cutting edge of technology at the time or on the cusp of change. She is interested in how these objects are made, for example the pattern of rivets on aircraft denoting the forming of the aircrafts shape.

She is inspired by the way that these objects have been weathered and worn by time and use, being fascinated by the results of time, wear and atmospheric conditions on man-made objects. She depicts the way that through age surfaces become rich in texture and colour.

Sarah is an Artist Printmaker working in the processes of etching, drypoint and collagraph. These processes enable her to create highly embossed and textured images. These printmaking techniques also involve the erosion of metal and degradation of cardboard substrates, the process of creating the work mirroring the subject matter of the work.

After completing a Masters’ Degree in Fine Art Printmaking at Wimbledon School of Art. Sarah co-founded Red Hot Press print workshop in Southampton Hampshire in 2004. She has exhibited her work widely in the UK and abroad. Her work is held in public and private collections in Europe, Australia and Asia. Sarah teachers intaglio printmaking techniques at Red Hot Press and is a visiting lecturer at West Dean College.