Roanoke native, Sarah EK Muse is an artisanal Jeweler, Designer, Metalsmith best known for her bold, dynamic, nature inspired, sculptural works of art, created for passion driven women and men who treasure distinctive, collectible accessories for their body and home.
Since a very early age, Sarah has been creating works of art in many forms and materials, always making, learning new techniques, earning merit along the way. She took her first formal metals class at Virginia Commonwealth University where she earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Metal-smithing/Jewelry and Textile Design.
With these newfound skill sets, she was hooked, making custom jewelry for friends and family to celebrate life events while exhibiting her large hand-painted silk paintings and art jewelry in regional galleries and museums.
Always evolving, Sarah broadened her repertoire into home decor, creating in metal on a larger scale, hand-hammering copper using a variation of a traditional forming techniques in order to make wall pieces for the home. These labor intensive hand-hammered in-relief architectural tiles became her new ‘textile.’ This was a beautiful new union. Now, with 25 years of studio experience, refining her techniques, Sarah has curated two main categories of sculptural metal art that are highly prized by individuals, corporate clients, and designers.
Sarah’s work has been featured in various publications and exhibited in galleries and museums throughout the eastern United States. She is the founding member of the Southwestern Virginia Metal Arts Guild and a juried artisan member of the Artisans Center of Virginia (ACV). She hosts seasonal workshops, teaches metal-smithing classes upon request, and loves having clients visit her in the studio. Her architectural tiles are also available at The Market Gallery, 540.342-1177.
Sarah’s one-of-a-kind and limited edition designs are all created by hand using sustainable, re-claimed and ethically sourced materials whenever possible, in her Roanoke, VA studio.