Sarah Hall
2015 Award: Pattie Walker Memorial Award in Architectural Glass

Sarah Hall established her studio in Toronto in 1980.  Since then, she has created many architectural glass projects in a variety of buildings throughout North America and Europe. Over the past decade, Sarah has pioneered a new direction in architectural glass by merging artistic glass design with technical innovations related to green building. In 2005, Sarah received a Chalmers Fellowship to integrate solar technology into her glass installations. This fusion of art glass and solar energy was the first of its kind in North America, and Sarah has since created ground-breaking works for buildings across the continent. 

While Sarah is well-known for her solar and environmental projects, she continues to practice innovative approaches to architectural glass through hand painting, air-brushing, etching and laminations, kiln-casting and screen printing. In these works, Sarah creates delicate, ethereal imagery primarily based on sketches from her beloved ravine. This series of panels explores tree and water forms in a variety of glass techniques; created as both positive and negative imagery. New work and ideas are on the horizon, which will take Sarah into experimental kiln firings and layered techniques.

www.sarahhallstudio.com

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“Shoreline I”
Air-brushed and hand painted glass with fused silver stain

Detail of “Shoreline I”
Air-brushed and hand painted glass with fused silver stain

“Winding Way”
Painted and fired enamels with heavy textured background paints

“Trees of Colour”
3 windows & 7 glass wall panels: painted, fired and sandblasted

“Walking on Water/ Walking in the Light”
Painted float with laminated antique glass and silver stain

“Walking on Water/ Walking in the Light”
Laminated and painted antique glass with silver stain

“Like the Days of a Tree”
Painted, etched, sandblasted and laminated antique glass

“Like the Days of a Tree”
Painted, etched, sandblasted and laminated antique glass

“City of God”
Painted & screen-printed glass with fused crystal and silver stain

“In from the Cold”
Painted with glass flux, fused with crystal and sandblasted

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Formerly the Ontario Crafts Council, Craft Ontario is a not-for-profit service organization that works to have craft recognized as a valuable part of life. We promote and celebrate professional craft through providing member opportunities, and advocate for craft practice by educating and empowering diverse audiences.