A lifelong artist Sharon has worked in many media over the decades.
“I am am most inspired to create functional artwork that tells a story through the materials, possibly clay, glass, steel, copper and often found objects.”
Metal working and custom ironwork were added to Sharon’s art “tool box” in 2000, allowing her to really mix a variety of different art media together in a single piece.
In addition to creating her own artwork, Sharon develops permanent installations for residential, commercial, and public settings including large scale ironwork sculptural fences, railings, mixed media hardscapes, and sculptures.
Commissions allow Sharon to work with clients to create pieces that are unique and exist in harmony with the natural surroundings of each project.
Both Minnesota natives, Sharon and her husband, Steve, share their century old home in St. Paul with their 2 dogs, Marlowe and Dickens. The house also serves as headquarters for Yardly Art studios, with both dogs overseeing most Yardly Art daily operations.
Sharon received a BA in Fine Art from Macalester College, an MS from Winona State University, and has taken many welding classes at St. Paul College.
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