Tuesday, March 4, 2014

DESIGNER SPOTLIGHT: Sara BALDWIN, Weaving Patterns in Glass


Photo by Stewart Ferebee

Inspired by nature's organic patterns and textures, Sara BaldwinNew Ravenna Mosaic's founder and Creative Director creates custom works of art in mosaic tile. Her continued exploration in textiles led to the handcrafted Houndstooth collection. Either in stone or jewel colored glass, the mosaic is assembled in a distinctive V-shaped weaving pattern usually found in twill fabric. Love it!  The collection consists of four colorways, including a classic black and white, a luxurious gold and red, an iridescent purple and pink, and a pastel combination of aquamarine and white. One of these tiles could be an accessory to my wardrobe...a girl can dream!  


I am happy to share an interview with Sara Baldwin today where you can see more of the New Ravenna collections...


YOUR SIGNATURE STYLE

Elegantly eclectic

Houndstooth black and white


DESIGN PHILOSOPHY

The devil is in the details
Houndstooth blue and white


BIGGEST DESIGN IMPACT

My travels all over the world but especially cultures where traditional patterns and a strong craft heritage have survived for centuries. 

Houndstooth red and gold

GOALS YOU SET TO BECOME AN EXPERT AT TILE DESIGN


Would the Romans have approved?




 Kuba

LESSONS LEARNED ON THE HOUNDSTOOTH COLLECTION

Duplicating weaving patterns is more challenging than it seems.  It took about eight tries to figure out the perfect pattern duplication.  I should have paid more attention in math class. 



 Suzani


MOST IMPACTFUL SPACE THAT INSPIRES YOU

Hagia Sophia in Istanbul, Turkey

 Hamish Pinkgreen



BEST DESIGN ADVICE YOU FOLLOW WHEN YOU ARE UNDER THE GUN

Drink a lot. No, really. Water for my brain, tea for my soul and on these cold nights a hot toddy for warmth!


Loom

MANTRA YOU HAVE BEEN LIVING BY LATELY

Remember to breathe  



MANY THANKS, Sara!!
You can connect with Sara Baldwin on her
WEBSITE, FACEBOOK, TWITTER


Image credits: With thanks to JoAnn Locktov


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