Sharon Norwood was recently featured in an article by Creative Loafing Tampa Bay entitled, “Femme Visuale: Sharon Norwood–There’s hair in my food!” The article explores Norwood’s recent endeavors in the ceramic world, where she continuously breaks tradition by using thoughtful irony surrounding cultural and racial politics of hair, wealth, and status.
“I was thinking about my body—and these people that came before me—in these spaces, so I wanted to make a connection with that. I thought, ‘Wouldn’t it be great if I got these really expensive plates, like Versace, that cost thousands of dollars and just littered them with these hairs?’ My pocketbook couldn’t handle the price tag, so I went thrifting and bought some materials I could experiment with,” she explains. “I lucked into this really nice minimal, porcelain, high-end dinnerware set, like the kind you would get as a wedding gift. I tested these out for the first time, and they just came out amazing.”