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I really should get out more (Necklace exchange) 2008
Sarah’s necklace: Poodle wool, felted. Frankie’s necklace: Jersey pillings, felted

Depending on mood and circumstance, I am:

  • a jeweller, or
  • a jeweller and an artist, or
  • an artist

This site gives an overview of my work from 2008.

Sarah Read CV
Born UK, 1961. Lives in Wellington, NZ

  • Participant in the Handshake mentoring project 2011-13, paired with Iris Eichenberg
  • Cranbrook Academy of Art, MI, USA (guest of Iris Eichenberg)  2011
  • BAppA Visual Arts (Jewellery), Whitireia New Zealand 2010
  • BA (Hons) Fine Art, University of Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK 1983

Current activities

Selected exhibitions

  • Black Dog Days The See Here, Wellington NZ
  • $10 brooches  Wunderuuma, Munich, Germany
  • $10 brooches Wunderuuma, The Dowse, Wellington NZ
  • This too shall pass Joyaviva, Museo Nacional de Culturas Populares, Mexico, Club de la Union, La Paz, Bolivia, and Centro de las Condes, Santiago, Chile


  • Swansong The See Here, Wellington, NZ
  • Swansong Objectspace, Auckland, NZ
  • This too shall pass Joyaviva, Objectspace, Auckland, NZ
  • Home from Home Handwerksmesse, Munich, Germany
  • Pass it on Retrospect, also solo performance, The Dowse, Wellington, NZ


  • This too shall pass and Pass it on (solo performance) Toi Poneke, Wellington, NZ
  • Free Time The National, Christchurch, NZ
  • This too shall pass  Joyaviva, RMIT, Melbourne, Australia
  • This too shall pass Retrospect, James Wallace Trust, Pah Homestead, Auckland, NZ
  • Pass it on Retrospect, Wallace Gallery, Morrinsville, NZ
  • Look, No Hands, The See Here, Wellington, NZ


  • This too shall pass SOFA Chicago, USA (Cranbrook Academy’s booth)
  • My year of silk Studio 20/17, Sydney
  • Loved and lost: Object of desire #2 and Advice for young artists National Jewellery Show, Wellington, NZ
  • Loved and lost : Object of desire #1 The See Here at Masterworks, Auckland NZ
  • This too shall pass Masterworks, Auckland NZ
  • Bludgers and Freeloaders, The See Here, Wellington NZ
  • Nestle Best in Show, Objectspace, Auckland NZ


  • Hush Now Pataka Museum of Arts and Culture, Porirua
  • Nestle (solo show, included Labour of Love – The Reveal) , Wellington, NZ
  • Labour of Love, Wellington, NZ
  • Fly, my pretties The Exchange Project, Studio 20/17, Sydney, Australia
  • Anagram SOFA Chicago, USA ( Charon Kransen’s booth)


  • Gimmee shelter Pataka Museum of Arts and Culture, Porirua
  • Anagram SOFA West, Santa Fe, USA (Charon Kransen’s booth)
  • Anagram handSTAND Unfamiliar & innovative contemporary jewellery, Auckland


  • Celebrating Suzy Retelling Tales: Translations in Contemporary Jewellery, Wellington Museum


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