Somewhere Glassworks
Gainesville, Florida USA
    Sky Campbell
 Sarah Hinds

Sarah Hinds been blowing glass for more than twenty years. She is committed to artistic, personal and professional excellence, and continues to grow and expand from her artistic practice daily.

Her glass is inspired by a love of nature, form and light. Slight differences in the shape or color of a vessel can make it's essence change completely. The enchanting quality of light passing through colored glass is continually inspirational. Glass is a challenging, physical, unique and deeply rewarding medium.

Sarah also facilitates art in the Gainesville community with artists from ages three to ninety-three. She strives to facilitate a positive space where creativity may flourish. She has taught using many materials- molten glass, paint, plaster, cloth, clay, wood, metal and more. She has taken many projects and programs from conception to completion, and has taught from a classroom, in nature, and from the bedside in the hospital setting.
The place where creativity and service intersect is where Sarah's greatest passion lies.

Professional Experience
1996 – Present Co-Owner and Founder, Somewhere Glassworks
Full service, multi-faceted industrial arts facility. Glass studios include studios for hot glass furnace work, fusing, flame working, scientific repair, polishing, sandblasting, precious metal fuming, mosaic and more. Metal studios include full fabrication studios equipped with power hammers, welders, plasma cutters, lathe and forges. Open floor plan and 30-foot ceilings of the studios serve to mock up large installations. 
Responsibilities include creation and implementation of hand blown glass, mixed media metal sculpture, architectural installations, site-specific design and business management. Other duties include managing studio artists, coordinating visiting artists, facility management, communication with architects, designers and planners, community involvement and arts education.  

Teaching Experience
2017- Present    Artist in Residence, UF Health Shands Hospital
2019        Visiting Artist in Residence, Tender Arts, Lagos, Nigeria sponsored by the US                             Department of State Mandela Washington Reciprocal Exchange Award
2017-2019           Visiting Artist, ArtsCare Northern Ireland
2011- Present   Founder, Director and Teacher for children grades 1-6, The Art of Summer- Art and                             Adventure Camp, Gainesville FL
2004 – 2015       Art Teacher for grades K-5, Expressions Learning Arts Academy
2009 – 2012        Special Programs Teacher for grades 5-8, Jordan Glen School, Archer, FL
2001 – 2017    Instructor of Glass Blowing, Sculpture, Flamework and Fusing for adults, Santa Fe                             College Community Education Program, Gainesville FL
2003 – 2013       Public Demonstration Program, Mobile Glass Studio, Gainesville’s Downtown Festival                             and Art Show, Gainesville, FL
2002 – 2004    Founder and Art Teacher for preschool children, Art Afternoons, Morning Meadow                             Preschool, Gainesville, FL
2000 – 2004    Special Programs Teacher and Mural Program Coordinator for grades K-8, Florida                             Museum of Natural History, Gainesville, FL

Public, Corporate and Private Commissions

2017 Public Art Commission, Spring flow, Hand blown glass and aluminum, 3'x 100' x 4", UF Health Shands Hospital Cardiovasular Waiting Room, Gainesville, FL

2015 Public Art Commission, Harn Museum 25th Anniversary Celebration Installation (through 2015),
6’ x 20’ x 5”, individual chromatic hand blown glass elements, Harn Museum of Art Store, University of Florida, Gainesville FL

2015 Private Art Commission, Engineered Chandelier, 5’ x 5’ x 3’, hand blown and fused glass, aluminum, stainless steel, LED lighting, Heimburg Residence, Safety Harbor FL

 2014 Private Art Commission, Colored Reflections- Kinetic Dichroic , 6’ x 6’ x 13”, installation of 7 rotating panels, double pane exterior dichroic glass with custom aluminum, Private Residence, Longboat Key FL

2014 Corporate Art Commission, Charleston Hues, 6’ x 12’ x 6”, individual hand blown glass elements, aluminum, Main Lobby, Charleston Marriot Hotel, Charleston SC

2014 Corporate Art Commission, Underwater Undulations, 10’ x 10’ x 6”, individual hand blown glass elements, aluminum, Troy Spurlin Interiors, Jacksonville FL

2012 Public Art Commission, Glass of Many Colors, 20’ x 12’ x 5”, 45 individually mounted hand blown glass platters, Main Lobby, Orlando Hospital Heart Institute, Orlando FL

2012 Public Art Commission, Café Chandelier Basket of Abundance, 3’ x 7’ x 3’, forged, welded and textured aluminum, hand blown glass, stainless steel, LED fixture, Heart Institute Café, Orlando Hospital Heart Institute, Orlando FL

2012Public Art Commission, Landscape Shadow Boxes, 5 shadow boxes 4’ x 4’ x 8”, hand blown glass, acrylic paint on canvas on panel, wood frame, Elevator Entrances (5 Floors), Orlando Hospital Heart Institute, Orlando FL

2012Corporate Art Commission, Florida Tomorrow Gator Bowls , 6” x 6” x 6”, 1000 hand blown silvered blue glass bowls, Capital Campaign, University of Florida Foundation, Gainesville FL

2012Private Art Commission, Cherry Blossom Panels, 12’ x 5’ x ¾”, [Interpretation of Fishing in River Country at Blossom Time, by Wang Yuanqi (Chinese, 1642–1715), following the time-honored Chinese practice of entering into a dialogue with a past master by creating a new artistic work] sandblasted, pigmented, fused glass, flame worked glass, LED fixtures, Conservatory, Casey Key Pagoda Garden, Sarasota FL

2012 Private Art Commission, Butterfly Railing in collaboration with Martin Argentum, 4’ x 200’ x 1”, furnace cast Glass and powder coated aluminum, Rose Garden, Casey Key Pagoda Garden, Sarasota FL

2009Private Art Commission, Gulf Sunset Casey Key, 5’ x 6’ x 6”, kiln formed, carved glass, stainless steel, fiber optic lighting, Foss Residence, Casey Key FL

2006Public Art Education Commission, Peaceful Playground, 15’ x 40’, outdoor latex enamel with elementary school artists, Expressions Learning Arts Academy, Gainesville FL 

2005 Public Art Commission, Many Paths Lead to Art, 4’ x 12’ x ¼”, hand cut glass mosaic, Main Entry, Artisans’ Guild Gallery, Gainesville, FL

2002 Public Art Education Commission, Ocean Realm, 4’ x 60’, outdoor latex enamel with elementary school artists, in collaboration with the Florida Museum of Natural History and keep Alachua County Beautiful, Terwilliger Bike Trail, Gainesville, FL

Selected Solo and Group Exhibitions 
2016Alchemy of the Furnace: Glass and Metal Art by Sarah Hinds and Sky Campbell.
Oak Hall School, Gainesville FL
2013 Earth Sky Water, Cedar Key Arts Center, Cedar Key FL
2009Two Artist Exhibition, Reflections: Beyond Time and Space, Thomas Center Gallery, Gainesville FL (with painter Carol Barber)
2009Florida’s Eden: Portray, Preserve, Prosper, Santa Fe Gallery, Gainesville, FL
Solo Exhibition Fresh from the Furnace, Artisans Guild Gallery, Gainesville FL 
Showcase Invitational, Bellamy and Melrose Bay Galleries, Melrose, FL
2009Two Artist Exhibition, Expressions in Color and Form, Melrose Bay Gallery, Melrose FL (with painter Carol Barber)
2007Two Artist Exhibition, Sweet and Hot, Artisans Guild Gallery, Gainesville FL (with painter Jennifer Bennett)

Collections (selected)
UF Health Shands Hospital Corporate Collection
University of Florida Foundation
Orlando Regional Medical Center Corporate Collection
Santa Fe College, Spring Arts House, Gainesville FL
Walt Disney World Corporate Collection, Saratoga Springs Resort, Orlando FL
Private Curated Collection, Peter and Dixie Neilson, Gainesville FL

2015Award of Merit, Downtown Festival and Art Show, Gainesville FL
2014 SRQ Silver Award, Casey Key Pagoda Garden, Sarasota FL
2013Award of Excellence, American Society of Landscape Architects, Florida Chapter
2010First Place in Glass, Walt Disney Festival of the Masters, Orlando FL
2007 Award of Excellence, Thornebrook Village Arts Festival, Gainesville FL
2006 Best in Show, Haile Plantation Village Art Festival, Gainesville FL
2006 Judges Selection, Winter Park Autumn Arts Festival, Winter Park, FL 
2005 Purchase Awards (2), Walt Disney World Festival of the Masters, Orlando FL
2003 Best in Show, Thornebrook Village Arts Festival, Gainesville FL
2003 Purchase Award, Walt Disney World Festival of the Masters, Orlando FL

Website Publications (selected)
Michael A. Gilkey, “Longboat Key Residence,”,
Michael A. Gilkey, “Casey Key Pagoda Garden,”,
Michael A. Gilkey, “Gulf Sunset Residence,”,
Isaac Babcock, “Galleries,” Winter Park/ Maitland Observer, October 9, 2012.
Max Reed, “A Glass Blown Legacy,” Photo Odyssey, December 8, 2009.
“Reflections: Beyond Time and Space,” Gainesville Cultural Affairs, October 1, 2009.

Print Media (selected)
Illene Denton, “Luxury Home- Art in the Landscape,” Sarasota Magazine, April 2013
Max Reed, “Sarah Hinds: Behind the Glass,” The Independent Florida Alligator, April 18, 2007