Sarah, an internationally acclaimed textile designer, co-founded the renowned design partnership Collier Campbell with her sister Susan Collier in 1979. Working together for more than fifty years, they created iconic designs that are recognizable today such as their Cote d’ Azure print and the stunning Central Park print commissioned by a lady who owned an apartment overlooking central Park!
Since Susan's early death in 2011, Sarah has worked independently, and has successfully established a new chapter in her creative story. Verve, love of pattern and colour, and inventive freshness are the DNA of Sarah’s work. With a lifetime in pattern she is constantly developing her skills and design language, marrying the hand-painted, for which she's justly known, with new digital technology where needed.
Sarah is a speaker and tutor in design, runs workshops and is involved in education at several levels, from mentoring textile graduates to volunteering in her local comprehensive. She writes a blog reflecting on the world as she sees it and is the author of ‘The Art of Pattern’ a book recording work made for Liberty of London Prints in the 1960s and ‘70s and ‘Dailies’, a visual journal of 2019 recorded with a different piece of work for each day.
Sarah is also the co-author of 'The Collier Campbell Archive: 50 Years of Passion in Pattern' (published 2012) and the many designs, paintings and treasures in the archive collection, which date from the early 1960s remain within the family.