Sarah Rothe developed a love of titanium early in her jewellery training and it has remained her preferred material since. She relishes the unique qualities of this striking metal and the challenges it presents to transform into wearable collections of brooches, rings and neckpieces.
Utilising titanium’s inherent strength and lightweight nature, Rothe is able to translate fine natural forms into long lasting, striking designs. Combined with titanium’s ability to form an array of shimmering colours through refraction and the use of an electrical process, she creates work in vibrant hues without the need for dyes or chemicals.
Rothe’s jewellery is held in high esteem in a number of public collections, including the Powerhouse Museum in Sydney and the Art Gallery of South Australia in Adelaide. In 2012, Rothe was also given the opportunity to have a brooch presented to Hillary Clinton as an official gift from South Australia.
Rothe operates Sarah Rothe | jewellery & design from a store front in the historic Regent Arcade, just off Rundle Mall in the heart of Adelaide's CBD. Also stocked in store are an ever-changing collection of jewels and giftware by other talented South Australian makers and designers.
When not designing and making pieces or managing Sarah Rothe | jewellery & design, Rothe can be found at JamFactory working in the role of Creative Director of the Jewellery and Metal Studio.
2011, Emergence, Gray Street Workshop Gallery, Adelaide, SA
2017, Cherish, Sarah Rothe Jewellery & Design, Adelaide, SA
2016, Between the Lines, Sarah Rothe Jewellery & Design, Adelaide, SA
2016, Link, Zu Design Jewellery + Objects, Adelaide, SA
2015, That’s the Spirit, Zu Design Jewellery + Objects, Adelaide, SA
2014-2016, A Fine Possession: jewellery and identity, Powerhouse Museum, Sydney, NSW
2014, Wear a Piece of Adelaide, Adelaide Arcade, Adelaide, SA
2013, The Finer Things, Zu Design, Adelaide, SA
2013, Summer Mode, Art Images Gallery, Norwood, SA
2013, Across the Road, Light Square Gallery, Adelaide, SA
2013, 365 Cups: a cup a day, Fisher Jeffries, Adelaide, SA
2012, Bilk on Tour, Incinerator Gallery, Willoughby, NSW and Moonee Ponds, Vic
2012, Waterhouse Natural History Art Prize, SA Museum, Adelaide, SA
2012, Process, Gray Street Workshop Gallery, Adelaide, SA
2012, The Grass is Greener, Zu Design, Adelaide, SA
2016, Business SA ThreeSixty South Australian Young Entrepreneurs Scheme (SAYES)
2009, New Enterprise Incentive Scheme (Cert IV Small Business Management)
2007-2008, JamFactory Associate - Metal Design Studio, Adelaide, SA
2004-2006, Bachelor of Visual Arts & Applied Design [majoring in Jewellery], Adelaide Centre for the Arts,
2002-2003, Prides Business College, Certificate III Business (office administration), Adelaide, SA
Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide
Powerhouse Museum, Sydney
Private collection of Joost and Truus Daalder
Private collection of Hillary Clinton
2014 -2015, Renew Adelaide - Regent Arcade Retail Shop
2011, New Work, Professional Development Grant, Arts South Australia
2010, Quick Response Grant, Craftsouth
2008, Helpmann Academy Cultural Exchange to Jingdezhen, China
2006, Helpmann Academy Grant for The Road Less Travelled, AC ARTS, Light Square Gallery, Adelaide, SA