Sara’s love of metalsmithing started in college at Iowa State University, where she was first exposed to handcrafted jewelry-making by master metalsmith Chuck Evans. After college, she was the metals studio technician at Parsons School of Design’s summer program at Lake Placid Center for the Arts, where she was surrounded by world-class metalsmiths who were teaching students in weeklong intensives.

As the director of Metals and Glass programs, she re-creates that combination of education and artistic immersion at Sawtooth. Sara sees a spark of excitement in every student as they learn new ways to creatively express themselves in metals or glass. She enjoys being a supportive, patient instructor and loves passing on her knowledge of more than 30 years as a silversmith.

“This position allows me the pleasure of working with many wonderful artists in many mediums. They pass along not just technical knowledge, but a passion for their art. For me, teaching keeps alive the exciting, experimental side of metal-smithing, and through the students’ eyes, I see ever-changing views of jewelry.”

Contact Sara:

Phone: 336-723-7395, ex 1204