After studying three-dimensional crafts at the University of Brighton, Sara Richards embarked on a Goldsmithing, Silversmithing, Metalwork and Jewellery MA at the Royal College of Art, when she won a prize in the medal competition sponsored by the Royal Mint. She became the third New Medallist in 2007. Interested in the arts, spirituality and philosophy of the East, her work explores duality and the human condition, in pieces that often blur boundaries between medal and sculpture.