Sara Carlisle, born in the United Kingdom in 1958, travels between her home in Deep River, Ontario, Canada, and Sheridan College in Oakville, where she is working towards a Bachelor of Arts degree in Craft and Design: Glass.
Sara’s interest in art is long-standing. She has been a member of The Valley Artisans' Co-op in Deep River since 1996. She has given several workshops on multi-media art in the local public school, and one-on-one classes in lampworked bead making. While her earlier work focused predominantly on landscapes in ink and crayon, and botanical watercolour (exhibited in Toronto at Canada Blooms (2003) and in New York at the 7th Annual International Juried Botanical Art Exhibition (2004)), she has more recently developed an interest in glass art. For several years now, she has created hand-made lampworked beads in her Deep River basement studio, but in addition, in 2017 she went back to school to learn to be a glass blower.
Sara designs and makes jewelry incorporating her own lampwork beads, semi-precious stones, sterling silver, and a variety of other glass, stone and shell beads, which she sells at the Co-op and at local markets and craft shows. She has exhibited her work at several local group exhibitions in Deep River, Ontario. Her blown glass work - paperweights, small sculptural pieces and drinking glasses - is now starting to make occasional appearances at the Co-op.