Since 1980, working with glass has been Karole’s passion. Using color and light, she creates pieces that delight and sanctify our connection to Spirit. Glass has been a never ending source of inspiration for her and she is constantly learning new techniques and exploring new methods of expression.
She specializes in creating one-of-kind glass sculptures using a variety of techniques. Throughout her career, she has taken numerous classes to learn different techniques of working with glass ensuring that her work is constantly new and evolving.
Sharpe earned her B.F.A. in Sculpture from the University of Colorado in 1986 and continued her education at
Pilchuck Glass School in Seattle, Washington. She has also studied in Colorado with many artists. Currently she is blowing glass with Mike Saull at Mike and Sandy Penfound Studio in Lakewood Colorado.
Sharpe’s award winning sculptures have been featured in numerous juried and group exhibitions such as Sculpture in the Park in Loveland, Colorado. She has also exhibited with nationally known galleries including Habatat in Detroit, Michigan and Pismo in Denver, Colorado.
In Colorado, her work may be seen at the Sand Dollar Gallery in Denver, Rare Things in Creede.
"People are like stained glass windows, they sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light form within." -unknown
Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Sculpture
Reviews of the artwork
Annette Shapiro, Brentwood, CA
Leonard Shapiro Portrait in Glass
"Leonard is a success - our grandchildren saw it and a big smile came on their faces, "Hey this is Grandpa". Karole, it is such fun and we really love the piece. Thanks so much!"
James Henderson, Denver, CO
Custom Stained Glass Window
"Ray and I are just totally pleased and overwhelmed by the stained glass window. Throughout the design phase, we hoped and expected that it would look beautiful. It has met and surpassed our expectations! I think the time we took to think through the color schemes really paid off. I am sure we'll use a picture of it in this year's Christmas card! We would be glad to recommend Karole to any prospective customers."
Reviews of the artwork
Gina Brod, Littleton, CO
Torso Wall Piece
"I met Carol a little over a year ago at the Colorado Arts Festival. Having recently experienced a divorce after 14 years of marriage, I needed a new beginning in my life. I came upon her work and was completely engulfed by her kindred spirit and the energy I felt when gazing upon it. Her color and brilliant creativity lead me to commission her in setting forth this beautiful result. I wanted an expression of me to be present and reflective of who I am as a woman and embracing a new life all together. My face and hands were very instrumental objects for me to facilitate my new journey and acceptance.
Carol's professionalism and openness made this sculpture a collaboration of ideas and healing. Carol is a very intuitive woman and I knew by her presence that this sculpture would be one of significance and promise. I knew she understood and felt the reasoning for this Emergence of myself into the new journey of life.
Once Carol had collected my ideas and cast my face and hands we met one more time to discuss the layout of how big the piece would be as well as texture and color. I did not see this beautiful work of art again until delivery to my home. Words could not express the joy I felt when I saw how beautifully she captured the energy I needed to feel. This sculpture adorns my entry and greets everyone who comes into my world. The embracing feeling is overwhelming from everyone who views it. It is truly a spiritual, energetic emergence of the soul . . . all due to Karole's creativity, friendship, and professionalism. This whole experience was one of great healing and continuance. Ok, Maybe I wrote too much? In case you never knew this is TRULY how I feel about this beautiful work of art you created for my world. Thank you girlfriend!"