biography

Sara Horne holds a BFA in glass and fibers from The University of the Arts and has taken additional jewelry classes at Tyler School of Art. She has received numerous awards for her creative work including a Kimmel Scholarship.  She has extensive experience with textiles and fabrication and has worked as a designer for the International Opera Company of Philadelphia and also uses her knowledge and glassblowing skills to help work with other Philadelphia glass artists.  Currently, she is teaching glass fusing, jewelry, and fibers classes at the Fairmount Art Center and the Delaware Art museum, and has been a guest lecturer at the University of Pennsylvania.  Since her college graduation in 2007 Sara has been featured in over twenty exhibits nationwide including the Art of the State exhibit at The Pennsylvania State museum and has had three solo exhibits.  Her glass and fiber artwork can also be found in numerous private collections across the country.  Marine biology and exotic botany have always been the main themes in her work.  The pieces mimic the growth process of coral reefs and wildflowers, by using many small pieces through a process of accumulation to make a larger whole.  Hand blown and sandblasted glass mix with silk organza that has been treated through the Japanese technique of shibori to create unique art work.  As well as creating wall pieces and sculpture Sara has her own line of handmade jewelry and glassware which can be found in specialty boutiques in Philadelphia as well as New Jersey beach resorts.