I am inspired is a joint collaboration from Sharon and Kirsten
Kirsten's passion for art and design was fuelled as a young child from the creative environment that encompassed her from her creative mother Sharon. Her skills developed from completing a BA(Hons) from the LCC and an MA from Chelsea College of Art.
Her strong passion for design and illustration led her into graphic design, working for leading architects in London. During this time Kirsten's continued passion for art developed where she exhibited across London and sold her work across the world and has even been featured on album covers and for advertising campaigns.
Missing the tactile satisfaction of creating Kirsten focused full time on art and also became a fully qualified teacher. She now enjoys passing on her knowledge and creativity to others through her art classes and workshops and developing her work in her studio.
After many years teaching ceramics in schools, Sharon took a career break to focus on her long love of textiles. On completing her City & Cuilds, part 1 & 2, in textile design she took her passion further to complete the HNC & HND gaining a distinction and achieving student of the year.
Her instinctive ability to grasp creative skills led to continued studies within a wide range of creative fields including beading, machine embroidery and feltmaking. Exhibitions and collaborations with other artists and textile artists followed.
Sharon's natural communication skills saw her teaching all levels of City & Guilds and creative workshops, where she enjoyed passing on her extensive knowledge and passion. Sharon can now be found in her studio creating exhibition pieces and working on charitable causes.