Birmingham Architecture Festival comes to The Sara Preisler Gallery E-mail
Friday, 24 May 2013 12:07

Sara Preisler, Jewellery Designer & Gallery Owner creates a series of sculptural pieces sketching a view of three of the city’s leading architectural firms

Opening times: 11am-5pm Monday-Saturday

Show ends June 1st 2013

In being approached for this festival, I wanted to create a few sketches of my thoughts as a lay person and resident user of the city. I really love the real life approach the festival reflects and wanted to reflect my thoughts along these lines also.

As a jewellery designer-maker, working in one of the older parts of the city, I wanted to reference people who were working, or whose work is around me influencing the flux of the city today. I wanted to focus on the creative directive of contributing agencies to the sense of our lives ’life’ rather than the one-off beauties so frequently flaunted as ‘modern architecture’ to tempt us to destroy them with time.

In looking at BM3 Architecture, Glenn Howells Architecture and Bryant Priest Newman, I found them all award winning and successful, but as well as this I saw efficient and intelligent works constantly being produced. I feel their current influence on this city to be honest with a correct application of significance in their work, (contextualisation), and lastly, most essentially, a real sense of their consideration for content: the people for whom their work is designed.

For my pieces relating to these three architectural firms I deliberately wished to respond by ‘walking by’ in trying to capture an essence of their purpose and aesthetic, I wanted to create a 3-d sketch. I limited my production to three hours each piece to achieve this end.

Each piece is hand made in copper mounted on board.

The Sara Preisler Award for Practical Realisation of Concept E-mail
Wednesday, 27 March 2013 16:16
It was lovely to launch my new award for the 3rd year students on the BA (hons) Jewellery Design and Related Products course at The Birmingham School of Jewellery this week. The Sara Preisler Award for Practical Realisation of Concept is due to be decorated to the student(s) who has best expressed their chosen philosophy or human experience through their collection of degree work. I hope to be making my decision at the end of term show later on this June!! Good luck to all the students!
Amazing things at the Sara Preisler Gallery E-mail
Friday, 01 February 2013 13:53

There are some amazing things happening at the Sara Preisler Gallery right now. Sara is busy putting the finishing touches to her stand at the Spring Fair trade show and in the gallery we are getting all romantic ready for Valentines Day. Let us inspire you with some unique, handmade gift ideas for that special someone in your life. We also have a brand new exhibition open today from Jeweller and Silversmith Louise Mary whose organic folded pieces are truly gorgeous.

On top of this its only a month to go before our big move- how time flies! If you wish to be kept informed about our move and all the other exciting things going on as part of our launch, join our mailing list by emailing This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  and putting Mailing List in the subject line.

Sara and the team.

Exciting news at the Sara Preisler Gallery! E-mail
Thursday, 06 December 2012 15:29

During the next few months we will be expanding our gallery into new premises at The Custard Factory.

We will be having loads of stunning new products for next year and will also be looking to have some special offers on existing stock.

In addition to this, Sara will be celebrating 20 years in business next Christmas so next year will be special for us!

We would like to invite you to be included on our mailing list so we can keep you informed of our amazing opportunities alongside the invitation to join us with a glass of bubbly for our brand new gallery launch.

To be included please join our mailing list either by filling out a form in the gallery and handing it to a member of staff, or by emailing us your contact details at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  and putting Mailing List in the subject line.

With thanks,

Sara and the team.

Congratulations to Emily-Kriste Wilcox! E-mail
Thursday, 10 May 2012 10:34

Congratulations to Emily-Kriste Wilcox, our current exhibitor, who has won the Craft & Design Selected Silver Award 2012 – ceramics category!!

Steve Ogden, C&D Selected Awards Judge, 2012 has said the following in relation to her work:

” Emily-Kriste Wilcox’s work presented a very different approach to clay using slabs as flat canvases, expressing images as though seen through mist. Her work demonstrated that unique quality craft materials have, their ability to allow the maker to cross reference techniques and approaches, reversing our traditional sequence of making, enabling the maker to decorate as a painter would a canvas, and then create a three dimensional form.”

The Selected Awards are organised and sponsored by Craft & Design Magazine.

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