Bright Light Candleholder, terracotta clay, clear-sealed glaze, orange under glaze with dots, 8in h x 5in w
Sharon was an award-winning potter with twenty-five years’ experience. Developed an interest in
design and color on terra cotta clay. She was recognized for her fine work throughout Connecticut and
New York. Winning many awards. She was represented in fine craft shows throughout New England and
had sold work in galleries and shops.
Hosley’s terra cotta pottery is both functional and non-functional, decorated with brightly colored
images including animals, insects, and vegetation. Each piece is a medley of vivid colors. The glaze is
applied in three coats and the surface background carved away to achieve a raised design effect.
Animals are sometimes sculpted as accents to form vessel lids, handles or feet.
Hosley’s work is currently exhibited at Spectrum Gallery in Centerbrook, Connecticut.