There is always the chance that you may slice into a finger…again
Creativity loves a risk.
Sheryl Crowley began creating original mosaic works in 2005 with a hammer and a few hardware store tiles. Her skills developed. The hammer laid aside and more delicate tools taken up. Her original designs sprout from the natural world with nods to Art Nouveau. She has worked on many private and public commissions, exhibits, residencies and classes. Working in traditional glass and ceramic along with metal materials and found objects she is able to create images of whimsy and introspection.
This past decade has proven to be an exciting period for her art. Most recently she has exhibited her work as part of a CraftNB Exhibit – “Beneath The Surface”which developed from a June 2019 residency at Fundy National Park. You may see her mosaics at both Handworks Fine Art and Craft Gallery in Saint John, NB and Serendipin’ Art in St. Andrews, NB. Her 2017-18 solo show “Inside-Out” was shown at both Sunbury Shores Art and Nature Centre in St. Andrews, NB and at the Saint John Arts Centre. Sheryl has taught mosaic classes through University of NB Extended Learning, the Saint John Arts Centre, the Saint John Multicultural and Newcomers Resource Centre, the ARTrageous Festival at Kingsbrae Gardens and has also been an Artist in Residence in multiple local schools. Major permanent installations may be seen at the Imperial Theatre of Saint John and the YMCA of Greater Saint John. Times have been busy.
Sheryl holds degrees in both music and education, teaching for many years in the schools of District#6. In October 2019 Sheryl travelled to Venice, Italy with the assistance of an ArtsNB Grant to study mosaic techniques at the Orsoni Furnace. She is a Juried member of CraftNB, and a professional member of both Canadian Artists Representation Le Front Des Artistes Canadiens (CARFAC) and ArtsLinkNB. Fractured Art Mosaics and Sheryl may be found in Saint John, NB.
You may visit her website at www.fracturedartmosaics.net and find her on Facebook at “Fractured Art Mosaics by Sheryl Crowley”.
Imperial Theatre Donor Wall 2019 10ft. x 6ft.
Stained Glass Mosaic. Permanent installation.
Newly renovated lobby of the Imperial September 2-19 with the installed Donor Wall.
Finished! September 2019
Unveiling September 2019 with my husband, Rodrigue and my daughter, Simone.
RELEASE from the CraftNB Residency and Exhibit "Beneath The Surface" September 2019
photos courtesy of Sarah Sarty. Thanks!
CONKER 12" x 16" smalti glass mosaic October 2019
A piece done during a Master Of Mosaic Workshop at the Orsoni furnace in Venice, Italy. Thanks to ArtsNB for a Career Development Grant to cover the course fee. This is based upon a horse chestnut seed I collected in Saint john on a walk few weeks before going to Venice.
Working at the Orsoni studio learning a centuries old cutting technique with Hammer and Hardie.
A series of Videos taken at Orsoni showing the production of their Smalti glass tile that is considered the creme de la creme of mosaic materials.
Proceding. Orsoni is renowned for their gold smalti which you can see on the left.
A series of smaller acrylics and a larger, 30″ x 40″ painting expressing my ongoing frustration with technology in general and tangles of wires in the specific!
Large acrylic WIRED 30" x 40"