Sharon Vinciguerra

by | Apr 25, 2016 |

image001 (1)  Sharon Vinciguerra discovered clay in her freshman year of college but feeling that she needed to find something that was more lucrative, she devoted herself to her studies. She, subsequently, had a career in education and raised a family. After retiring to North Carolina in 1999 Sharon finally found the time and the place to really “work in the mud”.

Sharon found the Franklin Square Gallery and the Brunswick Community College pottery studio.  She thought she would hone her skills and devote herself to throwing featherweight pots on the wheel. She found myself hand building more and more and now says that she is “hopelessly addicted to the process.” She never did make featherweight pots.

She never did make featherweight pots. Instead, she created what she calls “strange fanciful figures( that) seemed to birth from the clay (and) not the sleek pots (she) had always imagined.”  The more I tried to mold the clay into an elegant vessel the faster my fingers converted it into a pole person, a possum, or even a pickle on a plate. Cats in Kimonos and fish mechanically run by overlord felines emerged. Clearly there is not a Ming Dynasty or Owens gene in my body.

” The more I tried to mold the clay into an elegant vessel the faster my fingers converted it into a pole person, a possum, or even a pickle on a plate. Cats in Kimonos and fish mechanically run by overlord felines emerged. Clearly there is not a Ming Dynasty or Owens gene in my body.”

Sharon says that clay has become her personal journal and is “the lens through which (she) looks at what is going on around (her).”

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