Sarah Vaughn grew up in Southern Illinois, discovering glass while pursuing a BFA at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. Upon graduating her thesis work was honored as the sole winner of the Rickert-Ziebold Trust Award, a prestigious competition for graduating seniors in Art and Design. She has been exploring the material ever since, working and teaching in numerous studios throughout the United States. Her work has been exhibited and collected internationally, receiving numerous accolades, and featured in publications such as Emerge 2008 and 2012 and American Art Collector. She has been a resident artist at the University of Oregon, The WORKS Museum in Ohio, and was the first MFA Traveling Assistant Resident at the Chrysler Museum Glass Studio. She was invited to participate in the inaugural residency program at Glass Wheel Studios in Norfolk Virginia where she worked for two years. After receiving her MFA from Rochester Institute of Technology in 2014 she was awarded a Research and Creativity Grant and invited to exhibited at SOFA Chicago.  She has forged several award winning collaborative practices with fellow artists and friends. Sarah currently resides in coastal Virginia where she spends time with her dog while maintaining a private studio practice and continues to share her fascination with glass through teaching.