Sara Baldwin, a native of Virginia’s Eastern Shore, founded New Ravenna Mosaics in 1991. Prior to founding New Ravenna, she earned her bachelor and master’s degrees in fine arts from The University of Pennsylvania. Sara and her design team oversee the research and development arm of the company through the Sara Baldwin Design Studio. Her breathtaking designs have gained international attention, and new designs are introduced each year.
New Ravenna is America’s premier designer and manufacturer of stone and glass mosaic tiles for both residential and commercial installations. The company’s products are handcrafted mosaics that are fashioned into decorative borders, murals, fields and medallions. Tile is cut and can be tumbled, honed, or treated to create distinctive styles, subtle shade variations, and textures. The end products are custom works of art in mosaic tile, which often incorporate the designs of architects, interior designers and their clients.
New Ravenna mosaics are sold through nearly 200 exclusive designer showrooms across the country and internationally. The company provides design services along with on-site supervision of installations. New Ravenna mosaics have been featured in national architectural and interior design magazines and are found in homes, restaurants, hotels, casinos and businesses around the world.
The company delivers thousands of orders of mosaic tiles, patterns, and floors each year, most for custom design projects. Our keen understanding of the installation process inspired New Ravenna to invent a unique front-face-tape system that allows the backs of the tiles to sink into adhesive beds without being compromised by the paper or fiberglass mesh typically found on the backs of other field tiles. This provides a clean and precise installation process. It also keeps the mosaic design intact from shipment to installation, which greatly improves the integrity of the design and the setting process.
New Ravenna employs more than 100 people and is one of the largest employers in Northampton County, Virginia.