studied art and design at Oxford Polytechnic Sharon wanted to put
her skills to practical use and to help others to gain confidence
and get pleasure from art.
love of colour and design brought Sharon to the fascinating
world of art glass and under the tutorship of
Vital Peters, a renowned stained glass artist she developed
the skills to put her ideas into practice.
this period Sharon also trained as a youth worker and ran art workshops
for groups of all ages and abilities bringing out the creativity
that is within
was co-founder of a creative arts studio in Oxford from where she
continued her stained glass work and also undertook commissions.
These included pieces for Clivedon in Buckinghamshire and Noke Church
Sara's education started at Wolverhampton University where
she did a BA Hons in Glass, specialising in kiln and hot studio
work, under the tutorship of Professor Keith Cummings a world renowned
kiln, cast artist. Sara's love for glass continued, showing work
in various exhibitions, one being the New Designers London, gaining
commission based work. Sara has travelled to many locations and
her inspiration comes from the diverse landscapes, architecture
and cultures she encountered. On return to the UK, Sara trained
as an Art and Design Lecturer obtaining her PGCE, and at the same
time setting up two art studio spaces. Over the past 9 years Sara
has gained extensive teaching experience within further and higher
at colleges and Universities, alongside tutors such as Louis Thompson
and Kay Hassel. During 2001 and 2002, Sara was Artist in Residence
at Manchester Grammar School for Boys. In this post, Sara gave the
sixth form boys the opportunity to learn first-hand the underlying
principles of successful kiln forming, while at the same time giving
them the opportunity to realise their individual ideas. Manchester
Grammar School has now included glass in their core curriculum.