Sharon Gillespie Bio
Art has always been the purest expression of my emotions, a medium through which I delve into self-discovery and reveal the essence of my being. From an early age, I was captivated by the world of creativity and the intricate structures that make up every object. The process of acquiring art supplies has always filled me with a sense of rejuvenation and embarking on a new chapter in my life's journey.
Throughout my life, I've ventured into several craft and art-related businesses, each experience contributing to my growth as an artist. From curating and selling jewelry-making supplies to designing and crafting my own jewelry, I continued honing my skills, little knowing that these experiences were leading me to my true passion: teaching.
My creative journey took a transformative turn when I discovered Precious Metal Clay (PMC) and then Art Clay. This medium ignited my imagination like never before, as I realized its incredible versatility and ease of manipulation, allowing ideas to swiftly materialize into stunning designs. Fueling my determination, I sought guidance from esteemed artists, ultimately achieving the distinguished title of PMC Senior Teacher with PMC Connection, Inc. I now teach both Art Clay Silver and PMC, imparting my knowledge to aspiring artists and ensuring they discover the limitless potential within themselves.
Throughout my teaching career, I've had the honor of instructing at prestigious institutions like the Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, and Purdue University-PMC World Conference. Additionally, I've had the pleasure of teaching at my gallery, Collage Gallery and Studio in Waco, Texas. Currently, I conduct classes at Last Art Gallery in McKinney, TX., cherishing each moment of witnessing my students' growth and witnessing their creative breakthrough.
One of the most rewarding aspects of my journey is observing students surpass their own expectations, creating pieces they never believed possible. I believe that learning is a lifelong pursuit, and every day, I discover something new about my craft, eager to share it with others.
If you're seeking an inspiring and enjoyable experience, I invite you to join me in my creative endeavors. You can view my captivating jewelry at one of my two studios in McKinney, TX. Please feel free to contact me at 214-587-7379 or reach me via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also find me at my studio located in downtown McKinney, at "Last Art Gallery” and at McKinney Art Gallery. I have my art in both places.