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Major, Sharon — Frog Hollow Creations

Louisville, KY

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silver jewelry

A retired science teacher, Sharon Major devotes herself full time to her jewelry making business which she calls Frog Hollow Creations.

 

Sharon took a metalsmithing class to relieve stress and fell in love with manipulating metal to create works of art. She calls on her years of teaching science to middle-school students in her jewelry making as she works with the melting points of metals, the chemistry of color changes, and the exchange of electrons in gold and silver. Many of her designs are inspired by nature.

 

Sharon has traveled the country to study with artists such as Valentin Yotkov, Cynthis Eid, and Ann Hollerbach. She is one of the few artists in the area to work with corrugating silver and to practice the ancient art of chasing and repoussage (working from both sides of the metal to create raised and grooved designs).

 

Sharon Major’s work can be found at Gallery Janjobe, Louisville, KY, and at the Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea, Berea, KY.