First career in the arts was in modern dance, and she holds a
Master’s degree from the University of Illinois in that discipline. As a
choreographer, she mastered the process of creating form and design in time
and space. Working with clay seemed a natural evolution. Both art forms are
three dimensional, and the physicality of the work has similarities to the dance.
Sharon began working with clay at the Irvine Fine Arts Center in 1999.
Fascinated both by the earthiness and the endless flexibility of the medium, she
found herself carving and altering her pieces after forming on the pottery wheel to
create movement and flow. Drawn to the depth and brilliance of crystalline
glazes, she soon began working exclusively with smooth white porcelain, the
ideal surface for crystalline glazes. She continues to explore the relationship
between her forms and their elemental origins.
Sharon has been presenting her work at art festivals and in galleries up and
down the west coast for over a decade. She exhibited at the Festival of Arts
Laguna Beach for five years, and is delighted to be returning in 2020.
2017 Best In Show, Redlands Art Festival
2014 Second place, sculpture category, Newport Beach Art Exhibition
2013 Second place overall, Ojai Art In The Park
2012 Best of show, ceramics, Rancho Mirage Art Affaire
2011 Best of show, ceramics, La Jolla Art and Wine Festival
2008 First place, ceramics, Conejo Valley Art Museum Artwalk