Sharon Stafford Metals

Media: Jewelry, Sculpture
Studio Location: Metalwerx, at Lincoln Studios for Open Studios 2017

It’s all about texture for Sharon Stafford in her metal and wire weaving work – visual and tactile textures. The feel of metal is always draws her in, whether wire, sheet, smooth, textured, hammered, or woven. And the visual pull of woven metal never ends – she has to get in closer, understand it, and of course, touch it. Most of Sharon’s work incorporates weaving, foldforming, and/or hammering. Current explorations focus on form – how far materials/techniques can be pushed to achieve a form, as well as how similar forms look when rendered with different techniques/materials.

Recent shows and recognition include:  “All Things Considered 9: Basketry in the 21st Century”, a National Basketry Organization exhibit;  2017 Niche Award Winner, Basketry;  Juror’s Choice, 2016 Lewton-Brain Foldform Competition;  and 2016 “Excellence in Fibers, Online Gallery”, Fiber Art Now.