Sharon Ford

Sharon Ford works as a restorer in enamels and gilding to the London Antique trade, also a teacher of enamelling on bowls, plaques and beads. A member of the Guild of Enamellers and the winner of the Chairman’s Rose Bowl in 2018 and the Rachel Gogerly Award in 2019. Trained at Rush Green College in art. Sharon also teaches at Higham Hall, enamelling on beads and jewellery making.

Approach to teaching

To discuss what each student wants to learn and achieve from the course and then instruct specifically that student on how to achieve their goals artistically.

What inspires my own work

Fired enamel work has so many different applications and possibilities, the colour combinations are endless and having my studio in a rural setting in the Fens gives ideas for projects which minor natures colours and creatures from dragonflies to sea shells.

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