After taking an Honours Degree in Education (1975) with art and craft as her main subjects, she lectured for two years before setting up a craft business within a co-operative centre in Devon (1977). Acting as co-ordinator for the Centre, her own craft work was as a handloom weaver and tailoress. From 1988 to 1994, she ran her own textile gallery, creating a wide range of painted and printed fabrics, batik, embroidery, applique and patchwork. During that time she served on the council of the Devon Guild of Craftsmen for 8 years, alongside other community activities.
In 1996 Sarah moved to West Cornwall, where she concentrated on patchwork needlecord jackets for the Roundhouse Gallery, Sennen, while also changing direction to paint full-time.
Needlecraft, weaving, patchwork, painting
works and access
Works can be viewed at The Mouse Hole, Mousehole, Cornwall; Studio Seven, St Ives; The Roundhouse, Sennen; Just Cornish Gallery, St Just, and in the Lander Gallery, Truro.
Cards and prints are in nearly 50 outlets mainly in the South West, and 3 images are stocked by National Trust Enterprises, Cornwall.
1999: 'In the Path of the Shadow', mixed group exhibition, Porthcurno and Geevor
2001: First solo show, Morvah School House Gallery
Glass House, Truro
2003: Second solo show: Camborne School of Mines, and The Lander Gallery, Truro
2004: guest Exhibitor at Cothele House, nr Plymouth
Devon Guild of Craftsmen (1982-90)
Regional coordinator (Cornwall), Pagan Federation
Website: 'Sarah Vivian, Cornish Pagan Artist'