Sharon Portelance

Sharon Portelance is a studio jeweler and has been a professor and Chair of the Jewelry and Metalsmithing department at Maine College of Art since 1999. She has exhibited and lectured both nationally and internationally and has been featured in a number of publications that include Ornament and Metalsmith magazines. Sharon lives in South Portland, Maine where she is currently developing a new body of work that explores the relationship of the interior of the body to the exterior of the body, while continuing her ongoing investigation into the nature of jewelry and how it can operate both privately and publicly.