New YOrk born artist Sara Gay now resides in Manchester, Vermont and also maintains a residence in New York City. Her early art studies at NYU and the New School were put aside to raise her children and complete a teaching career. With her daughters off to college, she once again pursued her art studies, this time in stained glass at the Westchester Community Art School and welding at Suny-Purchase. Fully devoted to her art for the past 10 years, Sara Gay extended her artistry into jewelry design in which her creativity found full expression.
Employing both beading and stained glass techniques, Sara Gay fashions semi-precious stones, exotic and vintage beads, found materials and unique metals in addition to gold and silver into one-of-a-kind necklaces, bracelets and earrings. She has exhibited her unusual fabrications at arts and crafts festivals both in Vermont at Hildene Meadow, Stowe and Open Studio Weekends and in New York at Lincoln Center, Columbus Avenue, Saratoga and Albany. Galleries and couturiers such as Near and Far, and Robin Lane in Manchester and Carroll Condit and Animazing in Westchester have also displayed her fabulous creations.
Most recently, Sara Gay’s work was exhibited in a juried exhibition of The Artisan of Southern Vermont at the Southern Vermont Arts Center and a featured article in Southern Vermont Arts & Living, Fall 2011 edition.