Glass fits my creative process. It allows me to work spontaneously, to play with colors and shapes, to backtrack and rearrange until a design starts to gel.
I also love the technical aspects of working with glass: getting it to break properly, learning to predict how the glass will behave when fired, grinding, sandblasting, slicing, and polishing. Every firing offers the chance to experiment, the potential for failure and the possibility of unexpected stunning results.Currently, I‚m exploring using a matte surface (obtained by sandblasting and refiring) to give transparent glass the color depth of opacity while maintaining the glow of transparency. I can‚t imagine ever becoming bored working with glass.
Sara has been a Teal member since 2006. In 2008 she won the Bonnie Hall "Best of Show" award at the Corvallis Fall Festival.