Launching her career in the world of fashion and fascinated by design and innovation, Sadie took these foundations to explore the creative boundaries between art, technology and fashion in her work. She showcased her Spring /Summer 2017 collection at the Royal Academy of Arts in holographic form in collaboration with MHD holograms, creating bespoke content with Adobe films and FisForFendi. and presented her working process with copper through Augmented Reality for her Spring/Summer 2018 collection.
She has since moved on from fashion to embrace art and technology full time. A recent residency at Tate Exchange in Tate Modern saw her in conversation and collaboration with ‘Aida the artist robot’ (which was covered on BBC1 Sunday Morning Live) as part of ‘A vibe called Tech’ programme around black creativity and technology.
Clayton continues her exploration of the metaphysical properties of materials through her contribution to Cure3, OFF CuTS. Here, she uses copper's healing and spiritual properties. Copper off cuts from her previous works fill the Perspex cube, in order to, in the artist's words, both "trap negative energy" and "radiate positivity". This expression of creativity is prominent in Clayton's works, as in the striking bespoke copper crown she made for Gigi Hadid as a commission for Harpers Bazaar in 2016.