Sharon Kearley

by | Aug 11, 2021

Mixed Media Weave

Sharon’s work investigates the potential of the emotional, physical and hidden line within the landscape, perceiving the linear as a ‘connector’ of people, place and time. Researching archive maps, forgotten paths and the rhythm of walking, she investigates qualities of trace and fluidity through a playful and innovative approach to weave, drawing on ephemeral, spatial qualities and narrative to produce artworks for installation and exhibition. 

Sharon graduated in 1995 from The London Institute, Chelsea School of Art, with a BA(Hons)Textiles Design and in 2019 with an MA Textiles from UCA, Farnham.

She has worked nationally and internationally as a Woven Textiles Artist and an experienced Lecturer, sharing her skills through exhibiting, discourse, writing, teaching and mentoring.   Sharon is a firm believer in dual professionalism, where education, community and making are deeply intertwined. Her book ‘Woven Textiles-A Designer’s Guide,’ was published in 2014 by Crowood Press, and is used as a teaching aid at Degree level in many reputable Art Schools.