About Me & My Metalsmithing. Sara Montgomery

Creating has always been a fundamental part of my life. I've explored various jewellery techniques such as beading, polymer clay, and repurposing crafting materials. I've had fun combining printed media from my own linoleum & woodblock carvings and recently natural fibre in all its lovely forms - from crochet, off-loom weaving, felting and much more. There are so many things to learn and enjoy. 

I enjoy the meditative process of linoleum and wood carving woodblock printing, as well as fibre arts. There's something meditative about the repetitive motion of forming metal with hammers and watching a piece take shape. This is similar to weaving, painting, carving...

In the last decade, I’ve been focused on silversmithing and traditional metalworking techniques like hand fabrication and traditional bench skills that date back 5,000-6,000 years, encompassing civilizations such as the Etruscans, Scythians, Mesopotamians, and the Korean Silla. These ancient cultures, alongside the Vikings and Iron Age Celts from Iberia to the Sami, crafted intricate jewellery and sculptures. It’s fascinating how many of their tools and techniques are nearly identical to those we use today, from the giant cast & forged torcs to beautiful enamel inlay work.

As I learn about the history of metal crafting, the more i see how it binds us all together. This magical, reformable, liquid, solid, tradable, treasured thing called metal. 

𓅪 Sara