about

Sara Sally LaGrand

Sara Sally LaGrand, award winning artist and author, has had the great fortune to study glass with many gifted teachers both in America and Italy.  She holds a BA in Glass Formation from Park University, Parkville, MO.

Honors include awards from Art Westport, Kansas City, State of the Arts, Prairie Village, KS, Bead Museum of Washington, DC, Bead and Button magazine, Images Art Gallary, and the Kansas City Artists Coalition.   She has taught flameworking all over the world including Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts in Tennessee, Unikal Glas in Switzerland, VeryClaire in Nice, France, Tuffnell Studio in Rudston, England and many private studios all over the US.  She has been a presenter at the glass symposium at Sars-Poteries, France.

 

Her work has been published in many books and magazines including The Flow, Bead and Button, Glas Perlen, Germany, 

Her work can be found in public and private collections around the world.



Award and Publication:

First Annual Heartland Glass Show - Monarch Studio and Gallery March-June 2017

LIFEFORMS show - GAS Conference, Corning, NY Summer 2016- Pittsburgh Glass Center show Summer 2017

City of Lenexa, KS Art Fair Best in Show 3D 2016

​Images Gallery, Overland Park, KS annual exhibition “Best in Show 3D” 2014

Molten: A National Glass and Metals Show, Fine Line Gallery, Chicago, IL Best in Show 2014

City of Prairie Village “State of the Arts’ Honorable Mention 2013

Journees de la Perle de Verre, honored demonstrator, Sars-Poteries, France 2013

Art Westport 3rd place “Best in Show” 2013

“The Teapot Redefined” exhibition Mobilia Gallery, Cambridge, MA 2012

City of Prairie Village “State of the Arts” show finalist October 2012

River Market Regional Show 2011

Bead and Button Magazine’s Commemorative Artist 2011

KCAC Undergrad Show 2011

City of Prairie Village State of the Arts competition – Award of Excellence Oct. 2011

Bluestem Craft – Featured Artist 2010

Bauble – Santa Fe, NM 2010

Kentucky Museum of Folk Art – ISGB show – July – August 2005.

GAS show Glass Jewelry: An International Passion, 2010

The Beautiful Bead, Sarasota Springs, NY Nov-Dec 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009

Pismo Glass Bead show, Denver CO.  March 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012

Sherry Leedy Gallery – ISGB show July-August 2006




Publication:


Author: Glass Fashion Show, Murano Italy during the GAS Conference - Glass Art Magazine November/December 2018


Author: Gas Conference in Murano Italy - The Flow Magazine Fall 2018


Author: Kathleen Elliot Artist Profile - The Flow Magazine Winter 2017


​Author: Guest Editor: The Flow Magazine Fall 2017

  GlassTress- Berego Studio, Murano  The Flow Magazine Fall 2017

  Mathiew Grodot - Artist Profile The Flow Magazine Fall 2017

  Ryan Tanner (cover) - Artist Profile The Flow Magazine Fall 2017


Author: Glass Fashion Show - GAS Conference at Corning, NY - The Flow Magazine Winter 2016

Author: Glass Fashion Show - GAS Conference at Corning, NY - Glass Art Magazine Nov/Dec 2016

Author: Lucia Santini interview - Glass Art Magazine May/June 2016

Author: Tucson Flame Off 2016 - Flow Magazine Summer 2016

KC Studio review of KCAC re:Members show August 2015

Author: Glass Seccessionism - the New Wave - Flow Magazine Summer 2014

Chicago Tribune Review: 2014 Molten: A National Glass and Metals Show, Fine Line Gallery, Chicago, IL

Author: The History of the Modern Glass Bead- Flow Magazine Winter 2013

Featured artist - Spring 2013 Flow Magazine

500 Beaded Jewelry - Lark Books 2012

Steel Wire Jewelry by Brenda Schweder - March 2011, Lark Books

Creating Glass Beads by Jeri L. Warhaftig - March 2011, Lark Books

Bead and Button Magazine - June 2010 Feature Article

Bead and Button Magazine - April 2010

 Art Jewelry Magazine - March 2010 

The Flow Magazine - Women in Glass Issue - December 2009

The Glass Bead - Summer Issue 2009 - official newsletter of International Society of Glass Beadmakers

Step by Step Wire Artist - Spring Issue - 2009

The Flow Magazine - Women in Glass Issue - December 2008

Bead and Button Magazine Bead Buyers Guide - October 2008

Lancaster (Ohio) Eagle Gazette - May 2008

Bead and Button Magazine - February 2008

Bead and Button Magazine - April 2006

Bead and Button Magazine - October 2005

Bead and Button 'Bead Dreams' - May 2005

Bead and Button Magazine - October 2004

Bead Unique Magazine - Fall 2004

Kansas City Star - July 6, 2006

Kansas City Star - April 29, 2001

Kansas City Star - October 19, 1997