A moment photographing costume designs first sparked Sharon Marston's passion for working with light. A piece of woven nylon was illuminated beautifully under the camera lights and Marston was captivated by the multitude of creative possibilities that this presented. This extraordinary exploration of materials and light has already led Marston to become one of the UK's most exciting bespoke lighting designers. Her bold, beautiful creations are loved by interior designers, architects, film-makers and theatre producers and are installed in luxurious destinations internationally. Her commission piece for 'Brilliant' was among the first contemporary lighting to be exhibited at the Victoria & Albert Museum. As with many of life's more interesting journeys, Marston's doesn't follow a traditional path. She originally studied jewellery at Middlesex University and went on to design for fashion, theatre and dance. She has worked with names such as Bella Freud, Michiko Koshino, Paul Smith and The English National Opera accumulating a wealth of varied experience and skills along the way. Marston's work in different disciplines has undoubtedly influenced her current practice. Materials, craftsmanship and techniques are cleverly interwoven into her light pieces in surprising new ways. As a result her work has a fluidity, drama and sculptural quality which clearly sets it apart. Her journey continues with ambitions to drive her distinctive aesthetic in ever more diverse and intriguing directions. Be it collaborations on art works, installations or performances the fact remains that in Marston's hands materials are transformed, ideas are challenged and, it would seem, creative potential is boundless.

Sharon Marston - Costumes, Degree Show Collection
1992, Costumes, Degree show collection
Sharon Marston - Charles Rennie Macintosh Museum Collection
1998, Permanent Collection, Charles Rennie Macintosh Museum, Scotland. Collections for Liberty London, Le Bon Marché Paris, Bergdorf Goodman New York.
Sharon Marston - V&A Collection
1997, Permanent Collection, V&A Museum, London. Collections created for design companies and outlets including Takashimaya Tokyo, Fenwicks London, Paul Smith, Browns, Bella Freud, Tiffany & Co. London.
Sharon Marston - Michiko Koshino Autumn/Winter London Fashion Week
1998, Michiko Koshino Autumn/Winter London Fashion Week
1992, Costumes, Degree show collection
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