Sharon Jackman's 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 first forming them 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.
Bachelor of Arts in Drama and Dance, Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY
Master of Arts, University of Illinois, Urbana/Champaign, IL
Clay studies, 1999 - 2005 Irvine Fine Arts Center, Irvine, CA... READ MORE