2014        MFA Glass / Rochester Institute of Technology

2007        BFA Glass, Minor in Art History / Southern Illinois University Carbondale



2015        Virginia Glass Guild 28th Annual Juried Art Exhibition / Charles H. Taylor Art Center / Hampton, VA

                 Weather-Worn Memories / Vestibule 102 Chrysler Museum Glass Studio

                 GATHERING: Contemporary Glass from the Heartland / Indiana Arts Center / Indianapolis, IN

                 Original Voices / Ken Saunders Gallery / Chicago, IL

2014        Out of Town – Open USA: 44 American Glass Artist / Contemporary Glass Society

                 Convergence III: 3rd Annual Graduate Research and Creativity Symposium Exhibition / University Gallery / Rochester, NY

                 Reconstructed Memories: MFA Thesis Exhibition / Art and Vintage on Main

                Unexpected Imagery / Gallery R / Rochester, NY

2013        Arts Cultural Council’s Student Showcase / Arts and Cultural Center / Rochester, NY

                 Glass Art Society International Student Exhibition Jurors Selection

2012        Emerge 2012 (juried) / Bullseye Gallery / Portland, OR

2011        A Display of Works / The Works Gallery / Newark, OH

2010        Glass at 40: Southern Glass Works Alumni Show / University Museum Carbondale

                Finding Balance / Third Degree Glass Factory / Saint Louis, MO

                Transition / Springfield City Hall Cart Gallery / Springfield, OR

2008        Emerge 2008 / Bullseye Resource Gallery / Portland, OR

2007        Rikert-Ziebold Award Trust Competition / Carbondale, IL

                 Common Elements BFA Thesis Exhibition / Glove Factory / Carbondale, IL

                 C-4, 1st Annual Juried Art Exhibition / Glove Factory / Carbondale, IL



2015        Honorable Mention / VGG 28th Annual Exhibition Juror Diane Wright

2014        Pilchuck Glass School Scholarship

                 Scholarship / Corning Museum of Glass

                 1st Place / Glass Art Society Student Exhibition / Chicago, IL

                 Glass Art Society Student Scholarship

2013        Rochester Institute of Technology Research and Creativity Grant

                 Scholarship / Corning Museum of Glass

2008        Academic Award Emerge / Bullseye Glass

2007        Pilchuck Glass School Scholarship

                 Rickert-Ziebold Award Trust Competition / SIUC



2015        Northlands Creative Glass Center / Lybster, Scotland

2009        Third Degree Glass Factory / Saint Louis MO

2003        East Richland High School / Olney IL



2015        “Original Voices” / American Art Collector Magazine / May 2015, pg 184-85

2015        “Original Voices” / Ken Saunders Gallery / Chicago, IL

2015        “Artist to Know” / Where Magazine Chicago / April 2015, pg 19

2013        Glass Art Society International Student Exhibition Jurors Selection

2012        Emerge, Bullseye Glass

2008        Emerge, Bullseye Glass



2015-present   Adjunct Faculty / Chrysler Museum Glass Studio

2015-present   Artist Assistant, Robin and Julia Rogers, Charlotte Potter


2015-16  Assistant to Visiting Artist Sarah Blood, Tom Moore, Toots Zynsky, Jess Fan, Dorian Garner

2015        TA Julia Rogers, Robin Rogers and Charlotte Potter / Norfolk, VA

                 MFA Traveling Assistant / Chrysler Museum Glass Studio / Norfolk, VA

                 Visiting Artist / Forest Park Community College / Saint Louis, MO

                 Visiting Artist / East Richland High School / Olney, IL

2013-14  Hot Shop Assistant, Robin Cass and David Schunckel / Rochester, NY

2012-14  Graduate Assistantships, Rochester Institute of Technology / Rochester, NY

2012        Pole Turner, Pilchuck Glass School / Stanwood, WA

2011        Volunteer, Guest Demonstrator for Glass Axis / Columbus, OH

                 Artist in Residence / The WORKS / Newark, OH

2010-12  Glass Blower / Noble Glass / Eugene, OR

2010-11  Artist in Residence, Instructor / University of Oregon Craft Center / Eugene, OR

2007-11  Artist, Instructor / Third Degree Glass Factory / Saint Louis, MO

I utilize glass as the primary means to create sculptural objects that are a reflection of my life. In my process I draw from memory and personal experience, exploring emotions, the threads connecting people while trying to find understanding though them. I look to the relationships between the past and the present; blurring the lines separating the real and the imagined, with the reality of the situation giving way to a metaphor created by removing my personal experience. My work mimics the world as I see and understand it, trying to tell a story whose roots are based in reality yet stands before the viewer as an ambiguous, fanciful narrative.


Sarah Vaughn


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