Sharon Hardy Ceramics - Art and Sculptures
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Sharon Hardy Ceramics

Sharon Hardy Ceramics

Laguna Beach, CA

"I make wall sculpture from ceramic and mixed media elements"
Sharon is the daughter of an artist mother and has loved art her entire life. Growing up, she would take the bus to Laguna Beach to visit the shops and galleries. At college, Sharon took a degree in graphic design and she worked as a designer after graduating. However, she soon left graphic design to become the director of a successful art gallery in Los Angeles. When Sharon and her husband decided to have children, she determined to be a stay-at-home mom. Once her two sons got older, Sharon decided to return to school and she earned a degree in Nutritional Sciences. She practiced as a Registered Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Educator for many years, until recently, when she decided to return to art.

Sharon works primarily in ceramics and sculpture. She derives her inspiration from a careful study of nature and what its patterns, textures, and forms reveal, specifically its oppositional themes such as order-chaos, and growth-decay, among others. She is currently creating a series, entitled 'Look Deep', which explores these ideas: 'Looking Deep' considers the process of slowing down and really appreciating the intricacies of the natural world; 'Fallen' addresses the global bee colony collapse; and 'Melt' is a response to polar ice cap melt. A big influence on her discipline and art has been the Anderson Ranch Arts Center in Colorado, where she has taken several ceramics education workshops.
(Text Credit: www.behindthecanvas.net)

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