Sarah Clover | Glass for life

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Sarah Clover


Sarah (middle) teaching a glass class.

In Sarah Clover’s classes, students learn the basics of cutting, fusing, drilling and coldworking glass—to create jewelry and small kilnformed works. Her students meet at The Steel Yard, a former foundry site in Providence, Rhode Island, that was transformed by prominent community activists into a multi-use industrial-arts center, offering workshops and studio space to a growing enclave of up-and-coming local artists and designers. (As home to Brown University and the Rhode Island School of Design, Providence has the highest number of artists per capita in the U.S.) On a walk through The Steel Yard, you might see an auto specialist restoring an antique car, a tradesman cutting slate, or students pouring iron or working with clay. Sarah, a sculptor whose mixed-media work incorporates glass, metal and found objects, is right at home in this setting. She holds an MFA in Sculpture from RISD and a BFA from UNC-Greensboro. Besides teaching, Sarah also works as studio assistant for respected Providence artist Toots Zynsky.