Rural, far northern California artist Sharon Swingle creates figurative sculptures and embellished functional ware from high fire stoneware and multimedia. Storytelling is an essential component of her work. She is especially inspired by ancient mythology which she often juxtaposes with modern social commentary. With a theater production design background, theater continues to have a strong influence on her work.
Ms. Swingle has a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theater with an emphasis in costume design from Southern Oregon University (Oregon Center for the Arts) and a Master of Theater Studies in Production and Design from Ashland Center for Theatre Studies (ACTS). She has studied art in numerous mediums over the years, but finds sculpting in clay the most satisfying. She currently lives in Yreka, California.