Thursday, May 24, 2012

Sarah Mulligan

Canadian glass artist Sarah Mulligan has been working with hot glass for over 12 years. In that time she has worked both for herself and with other Canadian glass artists in designing, creating and selling blown glass across Canada and the United States. After completing her BA in Philosophy from the University of Western Ontario, Sarah decided to move in a new direction and enrolled into the Interior Design program at Sheridan College in Oakville, Ontario. However, a wrong turn down a hallway landed her in Sheridan’s: School of Craft and Design where she discovered the hot glass studio. That same day Sarah changed programs and then three years later in the spring of 1999, she graduated, from Sheridan’s glass program. In the summer of 2005, she left Ontario for the west coast and now resides in beautiful Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. The physical relationship one can appreciate with an object is the foundation of Sarah’s body of work. She enjoys designing and creating functional objects one can touch, hold, wear and even playfully toss around. Her style is both subtle and contemporary and her commitment to simple design, attention to detail, and craftsmanship is a consistent feature in all of her glass. Sarah Mulligan’s glass and jewellery is available across Canada and in the United States at such fine galleries as: The Art Gallery of Ontario in Toronto, The Winnipeg Art Gallery, The Gardiner Museum of Ceramic Art in Toronto, Vancouver Art Gallery, Sandra Ainsley Gallery in Toronto, Gallerie Elena Lee Verre d’Art in Montreal, the Royal BC Museum in Victoria, Vetri International Glass in Seattle, and the West End Gallery in Victoria as well as Curiosities Gift Shop in London Ontario.