About Me

PERSONAL Statement

Sharon Spiers is a designer and maker of contemporary jewellery. Her emerging work combines, a desire to celebrate traditional methods of making and the ways in which these can be incorporated with technological processes. Her work is driven by a passion for experimenting with raw materials and challenging the limits of their appropriation in the design and making process. Subtle narratives feature in Sharon's work. These narratives have been developed in response to, personal, cultural, social, and political events. They aim to stimulate inquiry from both the observer and wearer. Her creative practice and research focus are within Applied Art. 

QUALIFICATIONS

BA Hons Applied Art 

Coventry University

Open Studies Certificate in Post Compulsory Education and Training 

University of Warwick

Open Studies Certificate for Adult Literacy Subject Specialists 

University of Warwick

EXPERIENCE

As a well qualified, motivated, and highly experienced educator Sharon combines her creative practice with teaching. Her academic career to date has included teaching Art & Design at undergraduate level in the UK and English as a second language overseas. She is currently Course Leader for Art, & English International Foundation Programme at ONCampus Coventry.

She has worked by invitation on a consultancy basis with Coventry University School of Art and Design, planning and delivering English Language programmes for Art & Design practitioners overseas.

Sharon has led the National Art & Design Saturday Club at Coventry University a programme designed by the Sorrell Foundation to nurture creative talent in young people.