Sharon has lived in Syracuse, where she raised two children, since 1972. Now a grandmother to four grandsons, she continues to call Syracuse her home. She has a long history here as a fiber artist; owning her own business for over 30 years, with work in private and public spaces throughout the US.
Sharon spent her childhood on a farm, which was ripe for exploring the natural environment. Sewing was introduced at an early age and has followed her into adulthood, where that love of fabric, thread and needlework and that early environment continues to be a part of her creative process. Fabric, with its complexity, offers a connection to the creative process not found in more traditional forms of fine art. Continual study allows for the language of fabric to be brought to its full potential.
Sharon’s career as a fiber artist embraces innovative ways to incorporate design, texture and color into original wall art. Along with her own exploration or original designs, she is a commission artist working with clients creating one of a kind memory wall quilts from the clothing of loved ones.
Bottle Souva received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree at SUNY at Oswego, concentrating in print -making and graduating with a Masters of Art in Studio from Oswego in Fall 2017. Currently, she is an adjunct professor at Cazenovia College, teaching Design/Color Theory and Drawing/Perception and Composition, and is an instructor of her craft at various venues throughout the region.
Learn more about Sharon and her work at www.sharonbottlesouva.com.