After achieving a BA/MA degree in Ancient and Modern Culture and Philology at the University ‘L’Orientale’ in Naples, Sarah began her career working as a freelance editor and proof-reader for various independent publishers in Italy and Germany. She discovered her true vocation and passion for bookbinding in Berlin where she started to work as a printer and bookbinder for SHS Publishing/Vetro Edition.
It was in 2015 that Sarah decided to pursue her vocation for bookbinding, she attended numerous masterclasses in Italy and Europe with renowned bookbinders including Cristina Balbiano d’Aramengo (Professione Libro), Luigi Castiglioni, Annette Friedrich. When she moved to London in 2017 she never stopped working in commercial binderies and major printing companies as well as self-employed bookbinder and box maker. Sarah improved artistically and professionally thanks to the great opportunity she had in working at George Bayntun, one of the oldest and most prestigious binderies and antiquarian bookshop in the UK.
Sarah has been granted by QEST (Queen Elisabeth Scholarship Trust) focused on supporting excellence in British craftsmanship.
She always improves and perfects her techniques of fine binding, book conservation, edge gilding, and finishing with specialist training with great bookbinding masters between the UK and Europe. This enables Sarah to study and research different technical approaches and renowned traditions to reinvigorate the bookbinding and book conservation sector with new ideas and experimentations and sustain this craft, passing her skills and knowledge to the next generations.
Today Sarah works in one of the oldest and renewed binderies in central London but also as a freelance bookbinder she is always open to new interesting collaborations and private commissions.
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