Sharon Nelson Pottery
Original Handcrafted Ceramics in Trumansburg, NY


About the Artist

I am an artist living in Trumansburg, in the Finger Lakes region of New York. I have always loved creating art and, more recently, clay has become a passion for me. My first experience in working with clay attracted me right away with its tactile feel, the challenge of creating a wheel-thrown centered pot and the excitement and surprise of seeing the outcome of glazed pieces from the kiln. As I experimented with carving the surface of my pottery, I realized that it combined my love of drawing with my desire to create something unique yet functional.

I take inspiration for my pottery and art from the natural beauty in the surrounding Finger Lakes region. I have enjoyed painting local scenes and flowers and have also used these as my subjects in sgraffito and carving. I am an avid gardener and my attention to form, texture and color in my gardens influences my artistic process in ceramics as well.

Working out of my home studio, I create one of a kind porcelain and stoneware pieces. All of my glazes are food friendly, and everything is microwave, dishwasher and oven safe.