fell in love with stone 40 years ago. After working with clay, wood,
metal and plaster, she understood that she could best express and
share her creative voice through stone carving.
Her fascination with the origin of great sculptors led Sharon to
Italy where she worked near the marble quarries of Michaelangelo.
Inspired by the Renaissance, she explores with unlimited freedom the
abstract expression of her ideas, feelings and philosophies, through
the carving of stone.
Originally from Philadelphia, Sharon has built her home and studio
at the New Jersey shore, where she has been an active participant in
the arts community. She has maintained a devoted clientele of
students for 35 years by her reputation as a mentor and teacher.
In 2005, she relocated to Las Vegas to begin a new chapter in the
surrounding of the mountains and desert that has been an inspiration
to her. She continues to teach stone carving and Unblocking
MOONFLOWER 2, 2012 STONE 19X8X7 in.
VESSSEL OF ANCIENT MEMORIES, 2009 STONE/GLASS 15X12X8
ETERNAL LIGHT, 2012 STONE/CRYSTAL 32X12X10 in.
IMPRESSION OF PERU, 2010 STONE 16X13X7 in.
For me stone holds the truth of the earth. It imparts energy, with
tactile fluency and I feel its history and sense its essence. My
sculptures are a mirror for my internal explorations of my
spiritual connections. Carving is the language that I have been
given with which I communicate from my heart the mystery and magic
of life’s journey. Stone is a composite of all the elements: fire,
earth, air and water – a totality of all matter. When I carve I
feel connected to the earth and a universal consciousness.
I am a board member of The Memoria Project, and I created an
educational program around the carving of the monuments that
consisted of 37 different programs about sculpture.
I feel strongly about keeping public school art programs alive. I
have volunteered to bring introductory workshops into gifted
programs and I have coached art teachers to do the same.
Thank you for visiting Sharon’s online gallery.
Sharon has had a love affair with the carving of stone for the
past 40 years. Another passion of hers is teaching people how to
express themselves through stone carving.
Sharon lectures and gives workshops on “Unblocking Creativity”
which are based on the book “The Artists Way” by Julia Cameron.
She has exhibited widely throughout the United States and her work
has been placed in many corporate collections such as Nabisco, NJ
Power & Light and USA Today. She has been commissioned by the
National Foundation of Infectious Diseases to create an award that
is given out annually. She has also served as a board member of
the Memoria Project to create a monument for New Jersey residents
of the 9/11 tragedy.