Sheila Ganch


 

Biography


Sculpture is one of my many passions. As a wife, mother, art teacher and inveterate world traveler, I am grateful for how those experiences help shape my
work. I love experimenting with different materials – e.g. – my early pieces evolved from bronze into thin lead forms treated with metal dyes and patinas.
While I enjoyed working with metal, its lack of malleability was ultimately constricting. I found exactly what I was looking for when I switched to playing with
clay. Its responsiveness makes anything seem possible and its texture gives me a greater sense of being more directly connected to the Earth.
Although my sculptures spring from a contemporary reality, I’ve tried to create ancient-looking surfaces in an effort to define our timeless human connection to
the Earth.