Sara Swartz

Sara started working with glass at the age of 14 - making stained glass ornaments, earning a summer trip to Europe through her involvement in French club. As Sara's journey through life continued, she developed more interest in fabrics and reeds - sewing, alterations, upholstery, and basket weaving. She raised her family and ventured back to the medium of glass art. Sara enjoys all aspects of the glass fusion process - cutting, assembling, kiln-firing several times, and the thrill of each creative piece being received. Glass is mesmerizing as light moves through it, and it does embellish a home / work environment in many functional ways....and is always an admirable conversation piece!

What I Do

My passion is capturing the beauty of the world around me to inspire my creations. Living in such a beautiful area of Montana, I am continually captivated by the colors of the world and how fluid glass can be from the different rays of light. I am motivated to share and bring that sense of beauty, light, color, and joy to each person that comes across my art.

The Process

Each piece begins with a clear glass as the base. All glass is hand-cut and kiln-fired for 12 hours at up to 1500°F. Once the glass is "fused" together and flat, each piece is then slumped on a mold for 8 hours at a slightly lower temperature than the first fire.

What customers are saying...

Sara was absolutely amazing to work with for the custom platter I was wanting for my home. She is so friendly, and truly cared about getting things exactly to how I envisioned. Thank you so much, Sara! I love my new serving platter!

- Anna O.