Deep River, ON, CA
Sara Carlisle takes joy in the small pleasures in life. The warmth and mischief of a pet cat. The subtle beauty and resilience of wild flowers and weeds, those plant species who persist uninvited in our gardens and urban spaces. She captures her love of these things in her glass art.
Her work draws on her own personal experience as a visual artist – she discovered botanical painting in the early 2000’s, and very much enjoyed it, but then fell in love with glass, and began the journey that led to her becoming a glass blower in recent years.
Finally, the wheel has come full cycle, and she has reached the point where she can include her love of drawing into her glass work. She paints the glass with enamel, then removes material to create her imagery, which is melted into the glass by fire polishing in a glass furnace.
Sara is currently studying glass blowing at Sheridan College, in Oakville ON, Canada. She hopes her work brings as much joy to the viewer as it does herself.