Massachusetts
Profile Type: Creative Business
Creative Business
ANCIENT ECHOS ARTS

After over 25 years of exploration and experimentation, ceramist Sharon Levy of ANCIENT ECHOS ARTS has produced a variety of works incorporating ancient  and modern methods, materials and techniques. She uses these methods and materials in contemporary ways to interpret the world around her: physically, spiritually, and religiously. She sees her wheel-thrown and hand-built sculptural bowls as offertory in nature with a spiritual connection to the inspiration of pioneering eastern ceramists. As a student of history, Levy’s sculpture is strongly influenced by her interest in ancient Eastern and Middle-Eastern artifacts. One can see echoes of textures and motifs found in early Middle-Eastern civilizations as well as fluidity of form found in Korean Silla Dynasty vessels. By using coiling methods her work expands on the universality of clay as a timeless expression of strength and beauty.

After experimenting with many clay bodies, Levy settled on stoneware because it is hard, durable and tough enough to stand up to the elements. In addition, should anyone wish to use the sculpture or vessel in a functional manner, the material would support such a choice.

Color has also played an important role in Levy’s choices. Her sculptures rely primarily on copper to connect with the patinaed surfaces found in archeological digs world-wide. In addition, iron is celebrated and used for the intrinsic visual strength it conveys.

Contact Information

First Name: 
Sharon
Job Title/Position: 
Owner/ceramist
Mailing Address: 
19 Alpine Lane
Chelmsford, MA 01824
Physical Address: 
19 Alpine Lane
Chelmsford, MA 01824
Last Name: 
Levy
Phone: 
9788692912

About

Profile Type: 
Creative Business
Primary Discipline: 
Visual/Crafts - Ceramics
Year Founded: 
2005
Populations Served: 
Adults
Elders
General Public
School Groups
Institution/Business Type: 
Schools of the Arts
Activities and Services: 
Artist Market
Artist Representation / Artist Management
Arts Instruction / Lessons
Consulting - Curatorial Services
Consulting - Organizational Capacity
Creation of a Work of Art (Including Commissions)
Design Services
Exhibitions
Manufacturing / Fabrication
Professional Development / Training
Public Art Projects (In Free, Public Spaces)
Residency - In School
Workshops / Demonstrations / Master Class
Geographic Reach: 
Town / City
County
Multi-County Region
State

Affiliations and Accomplishments

Professional Associations: 
Arts League of Lowell,
Potters Council
Education: 
BS in Education, Art and Theatre
Awards: 
Award of Excellence in Teaching (Enterprise Bank)
Concord Art Association Sculpture Award

I am a Teaching Artist

Teaching Settings: 
Arts and Cultural Center / Venue
Community Site / Center
Private Studio
School / University
Subject Areas: 
Arts Integration - Communications
Arts Integration - History and Social Science
Arts Integration - Science / Technology / Engineering
Design
Visual/Crafts
Ages Served: 
Elementary School-age
Middle School-age
High School-age
College-Age
Adults
Seniors
Fee Range Minimum: 
$200
Fee Range Maximum: 
$3,000