Laura Sharp (Calgary, AB) started her formal education in the arts by attending the Kootenay School of the Arts in Nelson, British Columbia. She then graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts at the Alberta College of Art + Design in 2006. Laura continues her education in ceramics by attending various workshops and conferences throughout Western Canada and the United States.
While primarily creating out of her home studio, Laura also enjoys bringing her joy of working with clay to her community. She shares this passion by teaching classes at North Mount Pleasant Arts Centre and Wildflower Arts Centre in Calgary.
Laura draws upon her love of nature by referencing organic forms in her ceramic work. By creating traditional forms like teapots, cups, ewers and bowls; she expresses her desire to make vessels that have relevance in our daily lives. Laura’s signature sgraffito carved porcelain is a contemporary take on a traditional technique. This technique involves carving through a thin, black, clay slip that covers the surface of her forms.