A native of Columbus, Georgia, Sarah Rowe lived in New Orleans, Louisiana for ten years. It was in New Orleans, in a warehouse studio on the third floor over a gallery on Royal Street, that she began her career as a sculptor in stone and wood. Private individuals, schools, corporations, churches, and museums have purchased her work.
While attending the University of New Orleans working toward a degree in Fine Arts, she met Vero Puccio, a second generation Master Italian carver and furniture maker, and became his apprentice in his shop near Lake Pontchartrain.
Sarah returned to Columbus in 1984 and established her studio. From 1987 to 1991, she worked as an architectural carver and assistant to Master woodworker Phil Reynolds, The Woodworks, custom architectural Millwork. In 1989 she was paneled by the Georgia Council for the Arts, and accepted into their Artists in Residence educational program. The paneling process combined a rigorous examination of her work with personal interviews conducted by a panel of selected artists and arts professionals. She was certified in both Fine Arts and Fine Crafts, a unique honor.
Over the years, Sarah has worked with the Columbus Museum as a speaker for docent training programs, describing her work as a sculptor in stone and wood, and as a teacher in the Museum's ongoing teacher education program. Additionally, the Museum purchased from Sarah a 'master work' in mahogany with multi-media. Since the early 90's, Sarah has been solely committed to producing hand carved architectural ornamentation.
In May 2007, Sarah attended the renowned Geisler-Moroder School of Woodcarving in Elbigenalp, Austria, studying techniques in narrative relief carving with wood sculptor Pascal Wirth.
Sarah works with individuals, designers, contractors and architects who are restoring or preserving historic homes and commercial buildings, or constructing new ones. Additionally, she repairs broken or deteriorated carvings on antique furniture and millwork, and is equally comfortable with traditional or contemporary designs.
Sarah's work blends fine art with fine craft to produce classical or contemporary architectural carvings that are beautiful, functional, and enduring.