Artist Profile

Sharon Wagner-Chazalon


Sharon Wagner-Chazalon


Sharon’s first exposure to ceramic arts came when she was a child and her family visited Blue

Mountain Pottery in Collingwood. Gazing through the viewing window, she was mesmerised by

the potters at work and marvelled at their ability to use the wheel to turn chunks of mud into

mugs and bowls.

Many years later, her husband surprised her one Christmas with a gift certificate for a few

throwing lessons, and Sharon was hooked. She soon got a second-hand kiln and a hand me

down homemade wheel, and began playing with clay in between raising her children, gardening

with a passion, and working as an elementary teacher.

Apart from those initial few lessons, Sharon is largely self-taught. She enjoys experimenting with

different clays, techniques and glazes, constantly bringing out new pieces and styles, as well as

exploring other artforms. Her mind is constantly bombarded with new and innovative ideas and

she loves the challenge of making them become a reality.

Every piece is intentionally and lovingly created a little different from the next. She encourages

buyers to hold the mugs and other clay creations to ensure that they feel right in the individual’s


Her work is heavily influenced by the natural and rustic surroundings of Muskoka, and in

particular by her love of trees. Now retired from teaching, she is able to pursue her love of art

with an even greater zeal, playing with clay just as she had once dreamed of doing.

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Sharon Wagner-Chazalon