Born in 1974, Sara Ewers later studied silversmithing and jewellery at Loughborough College of Art and Design. Here she specialised in medal making for her final project, finishing her two-year project on the theme of war. She won a bursary from the Goldsmiths’ Company for a work in precious metal. She is currently working as a designer, freelance jeweller and silversmith. Her BAMS medal, Aforementioned Afterthought, continues the theme of her medallic series, War and Peace (see “The Medal”, No. 30 (1997), pp.132-3). The medals use irony in their evocations of wars and conflicts, and emphasise that, regardless of the cause or scale of a war, it is the damage to individual lives that should concern us. The artist writes: “The obverse of Aforementioned Afterthought shows a clenched fist holding a laural wreath, with the words, I HOPED THAT IT WOULD NOT HAPPEN AGAIN. This is a quotation from Ed Vullaimy’s book, Seasons in hell (Glasgow: Simon and Schuster, 1997), and refers to the idea that the recent Bosnian conflict, with its concentration camps and ethnic cleansing, was a reflection of the Second World War. The reverse shows a fist clenching a swastika and the words, I WAS WRONG IT WAS A REVIVAL OF NAZISM, a reminder of the shocking truth that the prejudice and hatred of the 1990s paralleled that of the Nazis, and that we have not learned from our mistakes”.