Meet a Local Business

PetalVision Glass

What makes your products or services unique? What will people get from your business that they won’t get elsewhere?

PetalVision Glass transforms flora and fauna into different designs you can wear and gift proudly. With sustainability in mind, shed feathers are locally sourced from The National Aviary. Flowers and shed snakeskins are donated by local farms. With custom options available, each piece is a connection to a memory, an experience, or gilded beauty with uncommon combinations that cannot be found anywhere else.

What’s the best way that interested customers can connect with you or find more information?

Let’s connect! PetalVision Glass (PVG) products can be browsed on the website,, or Email to get started on a custom piece. Let’s connect on Instagram or Facebook, @petalvisionglass. Local museums carry pieces, too. Stores are listed on the PVG website. Thank you!

What inspires your work?

For me, inspiration comes from everyday American life in the 21st century: media, popular culture, history, trends, advancements in technology, consumerism, and the loss of our natural resources. As an artist, I reflect the world back with commentary. If I’m not creating, innovating, trying new things, new designs, taking feedback from customers, making new products, researching, expanding, then I am not happy. In nature, the pattern on a shell is the same spiral of the galaxy. Nature does the work. Yet, we are losing resources, like ice. With such busy lives, I want to make people stop and wonder about the world around them. The possibilities in these glass designs are endless. Someone asked about her wedding dress in a pendant and an ornament, so we did it! That’s the thing about inspiration; you don’t know how it shaped you, until you are looking in the rear view mirror.

How can people best support you or your community as we recover from the pandemic?

I strongly consider supporting your favorite independent artists, friends, and colleagues during this time of unexpected loss by purchasing their music, art, jewelry, or merchandise directly from them to offset their lost income. I also suggest buying from minority owned businesses and/or locally owned. Local businesses are more likely to put money right back into the community.

Are there any unique events, initiatives, sales, or opportunities at your store or community that people should be aware of?

As always, 15% of sales from any piece of feather jewelry will directly benefit the Aviary. In addition, 50% of sales from the African Penguin necklace will directly benefit Marge, the African Penguin chick recently hatched at the Aviary. Check Instagram or join the email list for sales and updates. PetalVision Glass designs (jewelry and wall panels) will be exhibited in Pittsburgh Botanic Garden’s new welcome center in November 2021.

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Sarah Cohen also has a mosaic business, S Cohen Studio, where she teaches and makes glass mosaics.!