About Sarah



Sarah Cawn’s mission is to design and create beautiful unique functional and art glass objects.  Initially using Tiffany stained glass techniques, Sarah has evolved into creating original fused glass works of art.  Her innovative use of color, shapes and whimsical designs never fail to engage the viewer.  She is fascinated by the captivating power of light’s interaction with glass, showing the beauty of the color spectrum.  This quality has inspired her to explore many aspects of the glass medium and transform ordinary functional objects into unique innovative art treasures.  Sarah’s beautiful art objects incorporate unique colors and crate a dance of light that delights viewers and collectors nationwide.


Juried Exhibits:

2011 2012, 2013, 2015 – Cary Spring Daze Festival

2012, 2014, 2015, 2016 – Cary Lazy Daze Festival

2016 – Raleigh Artsplosure

2010 – Hollyfest Arts and Crafts Fair

2010, 2011, 2012 – Art in The Garden, Duke Raleigh Hospital

2010 – Fine Arts League of Cary 16th Annual Juried Art Exhibition

2004 – Nicole’s Studio, Raleigh, NC – Juror Bob Rankin

2003, 2014 – Page Walker, Cary, NC

2002 – Nicole’s Studio, Raleigh, NC – Juror Bob Rankin

2002 – Page Walker, Cary, NC


2012 – Coastal Fine Arts and Crafts Festival, Wilmington, NC – Best in Show

2003 – Fine Art Exhibit, Page Walker, Cary NC – Second Place

2002 – Fine Arts Exhibit, Page-Walker, Cary, NC – Honorable Mention 

Other Exhibits:

2002 – Present – Nicole’s Studio and Gallery

2007 – 2008 – Visual Arts Exchange

2002 – 2005 – Annual Arts and Crafts Show in Cary, NC


The Cary News, December 2007 – Stained Glass Artist – by Wendy Lemus

The News & Observer, November 2006  – Top Drawer Home section – Featuring Fused Art Objects: Fused Dished, Dichroic Bracelets, Fused Glass Ornaments


The Cary News, July 2005 – Stained Glass Vessels – by Wendy Lemus


The News & Observer, July 2005 – Top Drawer Home section – Stained Glass Vessels – by Weta  Ray Clarke



I am a native of Wisconsin who studied business at University of Wisconsin, Whitewater.  Growing up, I would often accompany my mother when she visited various glass and gift shops, and museums in our family’s travels.  Those visits instilled in me a love of color and how sunlight plays on reflected surfaces, and how the light spectrum shines through glass objects.  Since then I have always been drawn to the beauty and variety of glass arts.  My years in residence in Maryland provided me with an opportunity to appreciate and learn the art of creating my own designs of stained glass pieces.

Moving to California offered a chance to open a business, “Sarah’s Studio”, where I worked with clients designing custom stained glass windows to install in their residences.

In 1992, I moved to North Carolina with my family. I relocated my business, “Innovative Stained Glass”, to handle the numerous custom stained glass orders. With over 25 years of experience, my specialties include the creation of individually designed windows, hanging pieces, lamps and boxes fabricated in the Louis M. Tiffany technique.

I have expanded my art to include creative kiln-formed glass designs, including: draped vases, slumped plates, Japanese style platters, bowls, wall art, manipulated frogs and  turtles, as well as jewelry.  I have attended week long glass seminars in Portland, Oregon (2007 & 2008), studying with world renowned glass artists to further expand my knowledge and talent creating with glass medium.  I have been juried into various exhibits and have been in the Cary News and Raleigh News & Observer.  My works are in collections nationwide.  Currently, I am represented by Nicoles Studio and Art Gallery located in Raleigh, NC; Wake Forest Art & Frame Shop located in Wake Forest, NC.