On 15 July, a humid Monday afternoon, I was fortunate enough to be able to escape the heat in the fresh and attractive surroundings of the Sara Preisler Gallery in Digbeth. I had volunteered to interview Sara Preisler, a jewellery designer who has been creating collections since 1993, and whose gallery and studio space can be found in the Custard Factory. I was joined by Holly Beaumont-Wilkes, who had kindly agreed to take notes for the interview and to photograph Sara and the gallery.
The oral history interview was a unique experience for me. I was able to gain insight into the place Sara’s gallery occupies in relation to the surroundings of the Custard factory, the relationship she has to the artistic community in Digbeth and her involvement and support of local university graduate jewellery designers.
We also discussed the jewellery collections she creates and the bimonthly exhibitions that are held at her gallery. It was great to get to see the space in which she creates and exhibits her jewellery and would recommend you to visit and see the exquisite jewellery that can be found in Digbeth, and the diverse community that forms the Custard Factory.
Hannah Squire, Project Volunteer