SADIE CLAYTON

 
The artist’s architectural approach sees copper manipulated into avant-garde shapes to create not only sculpture objects, but also more conventional uses. The artist’s signature material - and the element that brings good luck - copper, is cut, hammered and heated for a progressive finish. Sadie also has a personal spirituality which she draws on coming from the metaphysical properties of stones, and physiognomy. Themes which have been translated into her garments & sculptures through their voluminous shapes, or constraints and twisted proportions. The surface of the copper metal replicates the texture and composition of the crystals.
 
 
 

Sadie Clayton graduated from Kingston University in 2013 with a BA Honors Fashion Design. Fascinated by design and innovation, Sadie took these foundations to explore the creative boundaries between art, technology and fashion presenting her Spring /Summer 2017 collection at the Royal Academy of the Arts in holographic form in collaboration with MHD holograms, creating bespoke content with Adobe films for their Visionnaires story, and FisForFendi, and presenting her working process with copper through Augmented Reality for her Spring/Summer 2018 collection.

Never one to stop in the face of adversity, Sadie took the devastating fraudulent theft of her first signature bomber and turned it into an opportunity to work with Korean 3D software technologists CLO 3D and Dutch fashion animation specialists The Fabricant to bring it back to life.  In September the digital journey of developing and creating the piece, harnessing Art, Design and Technology, was then published by Forbes.

Embraced by the art world as a creator and innovator unique to the UK scene, Sadie was recently interviewed by BBC Radio 4 on their Only Artists programme, with Ron Arad the renowned industrial designer, artist and architect, about her perspective on what it means to be an artistic fusion with no creative boundaries, and was invited to create a video by Art Fund for the current V&A museum exhibition of Frida Kahlo, a huge inspiration for Sadie’s work, and another iconic female artist.

Sadie has showcased and demonstrated the art of working with copper metals as a part of the Nick Waplington / Alexander McQueen: Working Process exhibition at the Tate Britain, lead several workshops at the Tate Modern most recently as part of Late at the Tate and debuted her copper wearable art at Art Basel Miami at the Red Dot Gallery, the Museum of Art and Design as part of Singapore design week and at Shanghai Fashion week. Fast forward to October, Shanghai and Sadie takes these demonstrations of her working process to another level.  Collaborating for the second time, following the success of COGX in London, in June, with Sophia, the first ever social, humanoid robot, programmed through AI, created by Hanson Robotics. Sadie and Sophia continued their exploration together of Sadie’s working process, and her journey to harness Art, Design and Technology which became a reality during the event at Shanghai fashion weekend as Sadie designed bespoke, copper arm cuffs for Sophia, which CNN featured.