Sarah McConnell Design

For folks who love stained glass & one-of-a-kind skulls.

(Formerly Jams MidtoWest Art)

News

Big news! I am pregnant & we are expecting our baby in March 2024. Due to this, I cannot work with soldered stained glass pieces (solder has lead in it). Thank you so much for 2023's clients who have so kindly and patiently agreed to wait until this year to receive your customs! I am taking customs for mosaicked pieces since that doesn't involve soldering, so please reach out to me by emailing me here or message me on Instagram or Facebook if you'd like a custom mosaic piece. I'm looking forward to working with you.

In the meantime, please check out the REMAINING PIECES collection, where you will see all pieces I have left in my inventory until later this year.

Have a Question or Interested in a Custom Piece?

Getting Started...

Sarah is a dream to work with. She has plenty of good ideas and gladly took ours into account to make a really stunning piece! Craftsmanship is wonderful. We're honored to have this one on our wedding cake and we're already getting lots of compliments! Can't recommend enough!

Betsey

Our piece couldn't be more perfect. Sarah was so easy to work with, and she created such a cool gift for my husband. Looks perfect in our window!

Lauren

I purchased a suncatcher for a friend who lives in sunny Arizona. She loved the suncatcher - especially the beautiful colors!

Susan

The notecards are crisp and clever and folks loved getting them!!

Sally

This (Woman of the West) could not have turned out better! I got it for my wife who is a strong woman and reminds me a lot of this piece. It's amazing and she has it hanging in her office window. I've bought multiple pieces from Jam's MidtoWest Art and they have all brought happiness to our home! Will be back again.

Joe

Love it (The Bird of Paradise). The sun is beautiful filtering through.

Darlene

Location

Locations

Almost all pieces are accessible here via this online shop, but select pieces are available at the following locations:

Crow & Lilac
2608 B St
Julian, CA 92036

The Ilan-Lael Foundation
Santa Ysabel, CA 92070

Available in Bookstore after Scheduled In-Person Tours

Get directions to Crow & Lilac

A Little Bit of Background

Originally from northwest Indiana, I moved to Ohio for college and graduated with a degree in interior design from Miami University. Shortly after, I moved to a small town in the mountains east of San Diego, California and worked for an incredible artist named James Hubbell, whose studio taught me a wide range of trades. While working there, I was fortunate enough to learn some woodwork, metalwork, mosaics, stained glass, construction, gallery exhibit preparation & more.

Working there as well as Hubbell & Hubbell - an architecture firm - and other jobs on the side, ultimately gave me the confidence to be fearless with what I wanted to do in my own work.

After my fiance got a job as a ranch hand in central Montana, we moved here together in the summer of 2021 having never visited this part of the state. So, as we seem to be in the business of taking big chances, I decided to start my own business. I also work as a remote interior designer for Havenly, so both that job and my artwork have been really fulfilling.

The first skull I worked on was one I found on a hunting trip with my brother in Arizona. After painting a phoenix on the skull and adding stained glass on either side to extend the wings, I gave it to my brother. After that, I knew that I wanted to keep working with bone and glass. While I was finishing that skull, my fiance continued to bring back skulls that he found in the pastures that he works in, and everything sort of fell into place. I never was very inspired with a plain piece of paper. What I really loved was accentuating the beauty that was already there and giving something another life. As of right now, every skull you see has been found by the ranch hands, family, and friends. Please know that very purchase means the world to me.

Thank you for being here.

Skull Art

I decided to combine glass and skull art because they are both things I love and glass is a way to extend the design painted on the skull into areas beyond the skull itself.

Stained Glass

One of the things I love about glass is how the light changes the piece throughout the day. This is an example of why I love using both mediums of paint and glass art.

  • Magpie

  • Available in the Remaining 2023 Pieces Collection
  • Pronghorn Antelope

  • Available in the Remaining 2023 Pieces Collection
  • Bighorn Sheep

  • Available for purchase upon inquiry
  • Violet Sunset Sail

  • Available in the Remaining 2023 Pieces Collection
  • Jewelry Holder

  • January 2022's Giveaway Piece

Magpie

Available in the Remaining 2023 Pieces Collection

Pronghorn Antelope

Available in the Remaining 2023 Pieces Collection

Bighorn Sheep

Available for purchase upon inquiry

Violet Sunset Sail

Available in the Remaining 2023 Pieces Collection

Jewelry Holder

January 2022's Giveaway Piece