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Artelier Case Study: The Custom Work of Sarah Pringle

Sarah Pringle a former bookbinder and photographer, refers to herself as a ‘curious perfectionist' – a detail-oriented person who values seeing things in new and interesting ways. Through the medium of bookbinding, she came to her practice by working with parchment, pigment, and leather, dedicating years to perfecting her craft.

A quality she learned from her grandmother who often worked on a large collection of Bonsai trees. Sarah would often watch her ‘operate’ on these small trees which taught her a very early lesson about refinement and commitment to a process over the long-haul.

Her Work and Process

Pringle working out of her studio in West Massachutts, where she collaborates with architects, designers, furniture makers, metalworkers, upholsterers, conservators, artists, and other skilled individuals to create extraordinary custom work.

Sarah has dedicated thirty years of her life to working with rare materials such as animal skin parchment, gold leaf and pigment, creating contemporary furniture and handmade objects that are all at once functional and exquisite.

Her work pays reverence to the uniqueness of the materials, taking seriously the hard work and sacrifice that has gone into their production. Each piece pays homage to the importance of structure and to the dignity and elegance of the natural world.

Awards and Acclaim

Sarah's work has been featured in Architectural Digest, Interior Design, Vogue Living, House and Garden, and Veranda. Her finishes have appeared at international design fairs, such as PAD Paris. Selected for its refined design, in 2019, her work also appeared a part of an exhibition in France that honors excellence in artisanship.

Sarah Pringle

The Artist is also a member of the International Salon of Artists and has volunteered on three campaigns with the society of Gilders to help restore architectural gilding in New Orleans.

Commission For Your Project

If you are interested in finding out more about the work of Sarah Pringle for your project, we would be delighted to hear from you. Please do not hesitate to get in touch and we can assist in providing a bespoke piece or collection for your commercial or private project. You can also discover more of our featured artists by visiting our dedicated Artist Walls page.


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