MaryAnn and Ken Sullivan of Temple, New Hampshire were the “highest bidders” on a one-of-a-kind handmade ceramic vase created by published ceramicist and Sharon Arts faculty member,
James Mitschmyer. The black and white vase, standing about 24” high and showcasing Mitschmyer’s accomplished Asian-inspired brushwork of trees and mountainous landscapes, was a popular item during a silent auction at the Spring Open House on April 16th, dedicated to raising money for the Sharon Arts School’s ceramics program. This was the first silent auction event at the School of Art and Craft in 3 years. The Open House event helped to raise funds towards studio upgrades for the Ceramics program at Sharon Arts, including a new slab-roller for students who specialize in handbuilding. Funds acquired will also support new kiln parts, and glaze purchases to expand the resources available in the Sharon Arts clay program.
“The excitement and enthusiasm that was generated from the spirit of the auction was exactly the kind of atmosphere that Sharon Arts is always nurturing- both the students and the patrons were pleased to see the auction support our cause, knowing that ceramics students will benefit from the fundraising for years to come,” said Alexandra Wall, School Director. “We hope to have future events entail the same level of participation and excitement. I look forward to having visitors to the School again, rallying to support our programs and facility.”