Joan Sharma RBSA
Joan's early work was in wood, and she aimed to work accurately from clay models to produce realistic human forms. Over the years she has moved to working mainly in stone and has enjoyed becoming freer and increasingly abstract. She starts with an initial idea and then develops this directly with the stone. For larger pieces she often uses power tools to shape the bulk of the piece but enjoys the process of using hand tools to find the lines, smooth curves and rough surfaces that feel “right” for the sculpture. She works mainly in limestone, black serpentine and recently alabaster.
As well as being a Member of the RBSA, Joan Sharma is a founder member of the Shapeshifter Sculpture Group.