Counterclockwise Studios is a small studio run by Sarah Gilbert primarily focusing on glass and metal fabrication.
Originally from Rochester, NY Sarah began working with glass in 2000 and received her BFA from the Rochester Institute of Technology in 2005. She moved out to the Pacific Northwest in 2006 to work as part of the Museum of Glass Hot Shop team in Tacoma. She has been there ever since assisting many different artists from around the world in making their own work.
Primarily using glass in her own work she attempts to use the inherent qualities of glass to communicate a narrative. She truly enjoys the process of making, through which she sorts through and documents the stories of daily life. She has shown work around the country and was recently a Hauberg Fellow at the Pilchuck Glass School.
Please feel free to contact me at stellamae55[AT]gmail[DOT]com
2005 BFA, Rochester Institute of Technology Rochester, NY
2017 Tranparent: An LGBTQ+ Glass Art Exhibit, Philadelphia, PA
2017 Young Glass, Glasmuseet Ebeltoft, Denmark
* show travels to The GLass Factory, Sweden
and The National Glass Centre Sunderlan, UK
2016 Lifeforms, The Hodge Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA
2016 Museum of Glass, National Glass Center, Sunderland England
2015 All Natural, Schack Art Center, Everett, WA
2015 The Gaffer, Pilchuck Glass School, Seattle, WA
2014 Exchange Rates, Vasquez Building, Brooklyn, NY
2014 Accreted Terraine, Musuem of Northwest Art, LaConor, WA
2014 Greater Tacoma Community Foundation of Art Award Nominees Tacoma, WA
2014 3000 Miles from Home (solo show), Kittredge Gallery Tacoma, WA
2012 Union Jack, Fulcrum Gallery, Tacome, WA
2012 12 Hands 60 Toes, William Traver Gallery, Seattle, WA
2011 small favors, The Clay Center, Philadelphia, PA
2008 Get Lost, Viscocity Seattle, WA
2006 Over the Top, More Fire Glass Studio Rochester, NY
2005 Girls on Fire, More Fire Glass Studio Rochester, NY
2005 The Space Between, Senior Thesis Show, Rochester, NY
2003-4 Rochester Institute of Technology Honors Show, Rochester, NY
2015 Hauberg Fellowship Stanwood, WA
2013 Tacoma Arts Initiative Funding, Tacoma, WA
2009- Tourism Ambassador for the Puget Sound
2006 Contemporary Glass Philadelphia Grant Philadelphia, PA
2005 Saxe Award nomination at Pilchuck Glass School Stanwood, WA
2015- Museum of Glass, WA: Starter for Hot Shop Team
2006-2015 Museum of Glass Tacoma, WA: Lead Hot Shop Technician
2014 Pilchuck Glass School Stanwood, WA: Teaching Assistant to Roisin DeButlier.
2008 Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Derr Isle, ME: Teaching Assistant to Nancy Callan
and Katherine Gray.
2005-6 The University of the Arts Philadelphia, PA: Shop Supervisor for glass department.
2006 RKS Studios,Reading, PA: Production Glassblowing
2006 Goggleworks Reading, PA: Teaching Beginning Glassblowing
2000-6 More Fire Glass Studio Rochester, NY: Studio Assistant and Instructor.
2004 Pilchuck Glass School Stanwood, WA: Teaching Assistant, Robin Cass.
2002-5 Hot Shop Assistant to Robin Cass: Rochester Institute of Technology
2004-5 Hot Shop Assistant to Jackie Pancari: Rochester Institute of Technology
2004 Corning Museum of Glass Corning,N: Teaching Assistant, Robin Cass.
2004 Pilchuck Glass School Stanwood, WA: Artrtist Assistant, Renee Stout.
2003 Penland School of Crafts, Penland, NC: Teaching Assistant, Emilio Santini / Elizabeth