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 a leading architects practice. During this time Kirsten's continued passion for art was practiced part time where she continued to exhibit across London and sell her work through designer maker markets.
Whilst taking a career break to start a family, Kirsten became a fully qualified teacher and now enjoys passing on her knowledge and creativity to others with her art classes and workshops. Her easy ability to cross creative fields sees her teaching a wide range of subjects including drawing, painting, printing and felt making.
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.