Cada dos años nos visita una maestra que puede ver formas donde los demas no ven nada, una maestra que sabe de luz y color lo que nadie más sabe y transforma a Hard to find en un espacio lleno de maravillas que nunca imaginamos antes.
An internationally acclaimed textile designer, Sarah Campbell was the co-founder of the renowned design partnership Collier Campbell with her sister Susan Collier; they worked together for more than fifty years.
Since Susan’s early death in 2011, Sarah has worked independently, and has successfully established a new chapter in her creative story.
Verve, love of pattern and colour, and inventive freshness are the hallmarks of all Sarah Campbell’s work. Whatever the project she uniquely combines her expertise and experience with originality and joy, both serious and playful.
With a lifetime in pattern she is constantly developing her skills and design language, marrying the hand-painted, for which she’s justly known, with new digital technology where needed.
Alongside her continuing commercial collaborative design practice with ‘high street’ customers, she undertakes private commissions – curtains and blinds have been especially painted, along with clothing, clockfaces and cardboard coffins.
She is a speaker and tutor in design, runs workshops and is involved in education at several levels, from mentoring textile graduates to volunteering in her local comprehensive.
She is the author of a diverting blog reflecting on the world as she sees it.
She is also the co-author of ‘The Collier Campbell Archive: 50 Years of Passion in Pattern’ (published 2012) and the many designs, paintings and treasures in the archive collection, which dates from the early 1960s, remain within the family.
The company produces its own shopful of special products – scarves, accessories, cards and gifts. They include many unique pieces hand-painted and hand-made by Sarah.