Sharin Fischer grew up in northeast Pennsylvania and learned to throw on the wheel at the age of 11. Immediately falling in love with clay, she worked at a studio in Effort during her high school years. Sharin is now attending Keystone College getting a bachelor’s degree in Visual Arts. She plans on continuing her career as a potter and eventually opening her own studio.
The first time I threw clay on a potter’s wheel I knew in my heart there was no turning back. A simple throwing class I took as a kid turned into an interest, a job, and now into a degree. Ceramics has been a big part of me for nearly half my life now and I have no intentions of stopping anytime soon.
Throughout my career in clay, I’ve always been drawn to more functional forms and vessels more than abstract and purely sculptural works. With these pieces I tried to find a balance between the two. Combining a set of vases with a variety of mushrooms and mosses. I also wanted to reach out of my comfort zone by expanding the size of my pieces. Some of my vases were built by throwing them in separate parts and then attaching them from bottom to top, while the others were constructed by throwing the bottom most part then adding coils of clay and continuing to shape and smooth while on the wheel. The fungi and moss were handcrafted and then attached once the base forms were completed.
We are the 2022 graduating seniors from Keystone College’s Visual Arts program. Join us as we pay tribute not only to the profession as a whole but to the individual artists themselves. Their dedication and hard work have brought them to this launching point in their careers as professional artists.
The students, all members of the 2022 graduating class, have spent years honing their skills in preparation for their professional debut. The show will consist of three-dimensional works that include glass, ceramics, and sculpting.
Location: AFA Art Gallery, Scranton, PA
Exhibit Opening: April 1, 2022
Exhibit on display: April 1-April 30
The gallery’s regular hours are Thursday through Saturday, 12 - 6 p.m.