Sharon Gillespie-Senior Instructor at Art Clay World
Artist in Action
Last Art Gallery
McKinney, TX 75069
Sharon Gillespie Bio
Art ...has always been an expression of my emotions… Creating art through various mediums has been my gateway to discovery, a part of who I am. I have always loved creating, learning about an object’s essence and finding out how it is structured. Even the act of buying art supplies gave me a feeling of a new beginning and a renewal of my life’s journey.
Over the years I have owned and operated several craft and art-related businesses. Along the way, from sorting findings, to selling supplies for making jewelry, to designing and creating my own jewelry, I continued to develop my craft. As it turns out, everything I did helped lead me to my passion, teaching classes.
When I discovered Precious Metal Clay, it sparked my imagination and changed my entire focus. I found out that this medium has few limitations. It is easy to work with, and quick to transform from an inspiring idea to a completed design. I took classes from all my favorite artists, and I eventually became a PMC Senior Teacher with PMC Connection, Inc. I now teach Art Clay Silver and I am a Senior Teacher. I do classes in both kinds of clay and certify in Art Clay Silver.
Along my path, I’ve taught at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, Purdue University-PMC World Conference, and at the Collage Gallery and Studio, Waco, Texas. I currently teach at Mill House McKinney and at my home studio in Fairview, Texas.
I love the situation of seeing a student create something that she didn’t know she could do. Every day I learn something new, and hope to share it.
Come join the fun! My jewelry is displayed at one of my two studios in Fairview, TX Call me at: 214-587-7379. Email me at: [email protected] My studio is located in downtown McKinney at "Last Art Gallery" I give classes here also.