Artists' Statement: Sarah Hinds and Sky Campbell are collaborative glass artists living and working in Gainesville, Florida. An intense passion for color combined with a love of the natural and organic defines their work. They work as partners, blowing glass, raising their two lovely children, and managing a small farm.
Sarah and Sky exhibit their work throughout the country, in galleries and at fine art shows around Florida. The pair’s work has received numerous awards. Their work is in many private and corporate collections, including Walt Disney World. They are also proud members of the Artisans Guild, a local artist’s cooperative gallery.
At their studio, the couple melts recycled glass in their hand built furnace. When the broken pieces have re-melted into a pot of glowing molten glass at 2100 degrees Fahrenheit, the work begins. “Almost every piece we make takes teamwork,” says Sarah. “One of us will have an artistic vision, and the other will act as assistant. Then we switch. There have been larger pieces that required five or six people’s assistance. We’re lucky to have friends around us who are enchanted by this medium as we are.”
Sarah loves to teach. When she's not blowing, you can find her teaching glass sculpture to adults through Santa Fe College's Community Education program or teaching elementary school art at Expressions Learning Arts Academy. She is often inspired by the things her students create. Sarah says, “Think back to grade school when your teacher asked the class to draw a picture. Everyone was given the same instructions, yet every picture came out unique. That’s creativity. Our art glass is the same way. I don’t think we could make two the same if we tried.” When Sarah isn’t in the shop or the classroom, you might also find her dabbling in home improvement, digging in the garden, playing with her kids, or tending to her chickens or her hive of bees. .
Artists' Biography: Sky Campbell and Sarah Hinds have worked hard to carve out the life they love. They are partners in art, parenting and their homestead. The warm reception their art receives around the community has made it possible for the team to continue striving toward their evolving artistic goals.