16 Stoddart Street

Newcastle upon Tyne


Daily 10am - 5pm

Original handmade glass by Sarah Wiberley at The Biscuit Factory.

Sarah Wiberley

Since graduating from the Royal College of Art with an MA in Ceramics and Glass in 2011, Sarah Wiberley has worked for many prestigious glass makers and has exhibited her work in Europe as well as in the UK.  

Sarah believes decoration and ornament have long been disregarded and seen as superfluous to function. Downgraded from a definition of luxury, ornament is often treated with suspicion, its intention to deceive. Adverse to this view, ornament is also a strong and effective conveyor of history, tradition, and culture. It is by bringing contemporary style to the traditions of glassblowing that Sarah introduces a fresh approach to ornament with her hand-made glass vessels.

Her “Cameo Series” references the long traditions of English cameo glass, seeking to celebrate the lost practice and skill. The series follows the popular bird motif as it escapes it’s 19th century scenery and explores new surroundings.