Sharon is a textile artist who is driven by process and sits at the intersection of textile disciplines. Her work is inspired by Bauhaus theory, applying an exploratory approach combining print, weave and stitch processes.
She graduated in 1995 from The London Institute, Chelsea School of Art with a BA (Hons) Textile Design having specialised for two years in woven design. Her expertise in the field of Fashion, Textiles and Costume spans 25 years and she has worked nationally and internationally within the Film, Television and Theatre Industries.
She has run her own professional textiles practice for the last 12 years and is a firm believer in dual professionalism where education and lecturing is intertwined with making. She has completed a number of residencies at universities, galleries and museums where she works predominantly with ‘minority’ groups using weave as a tool for healing, mental health and self-esteem.
Her debut book ‘Woven Textiles – A Designers Guide’ was published in 2014 by Crowood Press and is used as a teaching aid at degree level in many reputable art schools.