Sara and Michael Beames started Beames Designs! in 1990. In a studio adjacent to their home, tucked into the beautiful Catskill Mountains, they produce hand made fused glass Judaica and Home Accessories.
Sara is the driving force behind the glass design. With a degree in Art from San Francisco State University and many years in the commercial art world, she has turned her passion for glass and good design into a joyous livelihood. Her work has received three Niche Award Nominations.
Michael, who grew up in Australia (g’day mate) has a background in education and business. His work entails the administration of the business, as well as sandblasting and final quality control.
Beames Designs! work can be found in galleries and craft shops throughout the United States, as well as in Japan, Hong Kong, England, South Africa and Australia. Special Collections include an ornament for the White House, Washington DC (now in the Clinton Library), and an Eternal Flame sculpture for the Kingston City Hall, Kingston, NY. Their goal is to create artwork that is functional, aesthetically appealing and accessibly priced.