Made in Virginia 2014: New Ravenna, Exmore

New Ravenna

“The cool thing about mosaics is that the possibilities are endless,” says Sara Baldwin, founder of New Ravenna in Exmore. Inspired by a collection of Roman mosaics she had seen at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, she created her first pieces on her kitchen table in 1991. Today, the University of Pennsylvania grad with bachelor’s and master’s degrees in art employs 115 who craft bespoke designs for luxury residential and commercial use around the world. Unlike traditional mosaics, Baldwin’s tesserae are not uniformly shaped, bringing light and dimension to the delicate arch of a climbing vine or the multi-layered texture of houndstooth. Says Baldwin, “We can make it look old or we can make it look modern; we can make it look like it came from the [golden] era of the Waldorf-Astoria in New York or from glitzy Las Vegas. Mosaics are like painting, our palette just happens to be stone and metal.” $75-$400 per square foot.

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Moonrise Jewelry, Cape Charles

Awl Snap Leather Goods, Richmond


Moore & Giles, Forest

Cricket Cove Soap, Glen Allen

Buckingham Slate Company, Arvonia

New Ravenna, Exmore

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Kala Studios, Arlington


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Red Truck Bakery, Warrenton

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Glass House Winery, Free Union

Willie Byrd Sauce, Richmond

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Commonwealth Gin, James River Distillery, Richmond

1762 Port, Philip Carter Winery, Hume

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Latell Sails, Deltaville

Tad Coffin Saddles, Ruckersville

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