All about Sarah Livingstone
I originally trained as a potter at Chesterfield College of Art. I went straight into working with young people with special needs and ran a pottery workshop. I later worked with children with complex needs and from there went on to working in the NHS for many years.
I was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2014. I am well, happy and healthy now. Having cancer completely changes your perspective on life. One thing that really saddened me when I was diagnosed was that I hadn’t actually done what I wanted with my life and although I worked with great friends it really wasn’t what I wanted to do at all.
When I became cancer free I decided it was time to go for it! I knew I wanted to do something creative, but that wasn’t enough. I wanted to do something worthwhile that would benefit others too.
I stumbled across this process of setting ash into glass. I looked at what was being offered and then decided this is what I was going to do! I set about looking at what was out there and created something different that nobody else was offering.
I wanted to keep prices so the glass was affordable for everyone, so I created lightcatchers to hang in the window. I have spent a year designing and creating and finding the right people to help me. I have met some really lovely people along the way.
I attended Cancercare in Kendal while I was recovering and found this to be an amazing free service at a time when i needed it most.
I would like to take the opportunity to thank my parents for their continual support throughout this whole process. I also want to thanks my dear friends for always being there and believing in me and supporting me. And to my best friend Hayley, thank you.