Sharon Milliner has always had an avid interest in the creative processes. After returning to college to earn a BS degree in business administration from the University of Louisville, she continued with her business career, and retired after 26 years with the Greater Louisville Medical Society as Chief of Operations. Prior to retiring she enrolled in community art classes and has since studied with a number of watercolorists.
Sharon began taking fiber art workshops in 2010. The transition from watercolor to hand painting and dyeing silks was a natural one, and she soon found herself exploring other fiber techniques as well. Sharon now creates wearable art pieces using traditional wet felting techniques and the contemporary “nuno” felting technique (bonding fibers to fabric). She also creates wearables using silk and wool fabrics she has dyed and printed using natural plant materials found in the garden, fields, and forest.
Sharon is a juried member of the Kentucky Guild of Artists and Craftsmen.
Sharon’s wearables can be found at Fine Arts Bardstown Gallery, Bardstown, KY; Wild Daisy Gallery & Gifts, Vine Grove, KY; Appalachian Fireside Gallery, Berea, KY, and the Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea, Berea, KY.