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UNEXPECTED Featured Artist: Sharon Massey

Updated: May 21, 2020

Sharon Massey is an Assistant Professor of Jewelry and Metals at Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP). Sharon’s jewelry was selected for both Schmuck 2014 and Schmuck 2015 in Munich, Germany. From 2012 to 2015 she served on the board of directors of the Society of North American Goldsmiths (SNAG). Sharon received the Art Jewelry Forum (AJF) Emerging Artist Award in 2009. Images of Sharon’s jewelry have been published in eight books, including The Art of Enameling and Art Jewelry Today 2nd and 3rd Editions. Sharon’s work is included in the collection of the Racine Art Museum in Racine, Wisconsin, and the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, England. Sharon received her BFA from Winthrop University in 1999 and her MFA from East Carolina University in 2006. She lives in a renovated commercial structure in Homer City, PA with her husband and their dogs.

Check out Sharon’s website here: and see her work Galvanized Gems at UNEXPECTED opening on November 24th at the CCBC Gallery


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