Sarah’s been everywhere and done everything (well maybe not everywhere and maybe not everything) but her relatively short adult life has been a quite a journey. She always had a creative streak and often dabbled in various art forms over the years but it was never her main focus until a few years ago. Sarah lived in the UK, working in the media industry and various other entrepreneurial endeavours for close to a decade, married, divorced, travelled, jumped ship to a tropical island in the Pacific and then another in Indonesia only to return to her home country of Australia fifteen years later to be diagnosed with breast cancer. That was over five years ago now and in that time Sarah has not only found good health, she has pursued her life-long creative dreams and passions and carved a new career for herself while also finding happiness and fulfilment both in her family and personal life.
Sarah completed a Diploma course in Furniture Design and Technology at Coffs Harbour TAFE in 2016 and since then has been running her own business, Andersen Design, creating her own envisioned pieces and producing commissioned work for clients. She thoroughly enjoys the process; from sketching to final delivery and has created a diverse range of items over the past few years.
In June 2019, Tree-O Gallery opened its doors. A long-awaited collaboration effort between Sarah, Bim Morton and Trevor Oliver-King (both of whom were her teachers at Tafe and reputable designer/makers in their own right), the gallery is an elegant space attached to our workshop which not only showcases pieces from the tree of us but also includes other local artisans in a variety of mediums on a four month rotation.
Sarah seeks to find inspiration in unexpected ways and prides herself on using a range of tools, materials and skills to design and create an eclectic range of items with unique artistic qualities, sound construction, fine finishes and happy customers.
Check out her portfolio of works in the gallery (link to home page) and if you can’t find exactly what you’re looking for, either she, or one of her two extremely talented and experienced business partners will be able to make it for you.
Drop into the gallery for a browse or contact us today to discuss your requirements.