Sarah Holden received her MFA in Studio Art with a focus in Jewelry and Metalsmithing from the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee and her BFA in Crafts/Material Studies and Sculpture from Virginia Commonwealth University. Sarah creates sculptural objects and jewelry that investigates how female identity is constructed and performed. Sarah's work has recently been included in AQUA Art Miami, #Fail#Success during New York City Jewelry Week and her solo exhibition PEARLS, RUFF, LACE, POWER at the Baltimore Jewelry Center in Baltimore, MD. Sarah lives and works in Chicago as a studio artist, metals instructor and mom.
I make things... hand made things. More specifically I make jewelry that is simple, beautiful, unique and can be lived in. I strive to make pieces that tell a story. The beauty of nature and it’s quiet dignity is where I find inspiration.
Salt Collective began at my living room coffee table when I was trying to figure out what to do with 18 antler sheds that my Father had gifted me. It was then that I made my first antler ring, and haven't looked back. I was formally trained in metal smithing, recieveing my BFA at University of Wisconsin Stout, which allows me to combine the beauty of natural elements with the timeless elegance of gold and silver.