We are Sarah and Nigel Wight, contemporary North Somerset artisans, living and working in Worle, near Weston-super-Mare. We have a shared affinity for working with glass, wood and metal. Our passion for colour and texture, Sarah’s design flair and silversmithing skills along with Nigel’s strong technical skills and ability to visualise in four dimensions (including how materials change over time) lead to some glorious collaborations.
Sarah is a designer and maker of beautiful things. She loves to explore pattern, shape, texture and form, expressing her sometimes quirky, sometimes slightly eccentric, view of the world in glorious pieces of art for the home, garden and to wear. She particularly likes to work with glass, silver and wool.
Nigel has a talent for seeing the potential in reclaimed objects. His technical background means he can work artistic miracles with wood, metal, glass, leather (and just about anything else you give him!) to create amazing and beautiful stand alone objects. Just occasionally his abstract side has to be reined in (or at least not let loose in the wild!)
All of the wood and metal work we use is left over, reclaimed, recycled, salvaged, bought from reclamation yards, old factories, wood recycling projects and anywhere else and anyone else that has something that sparks our interest! It all fits with our personal ethics of reducing waste by re-using resources which have no further use elsewhere.
We do not mass produce our work, preferring to create individual pieces wherever possible. We may produce collections along a theme, but each individual piece explores different aspects of whatever inspired us!
If you visit us at a show you will find a variety of pieces including individual jewellery using sterling silver, copper and fused glass, colourful fused glass sculptures and dangles for home and garden. A small proportion of our work is also available via a few selected galleries and shops.