Sharon Bussard Grove was born in Lethbridge, Alberta. Her first experience with clay was ingrained as a child diligently playing in her Grandmothers studio. Mid life she returned to her passion for clay while residing in Tsawwassen. In 1994 She became an active member of the pottery community with the Delta Potters Association and began her career as a fulltime potter. Two thousand and three marked a transition period, after moving to Sooke she spent the following four winters away at school, first at in Ontario at Sheridan College of Art and Design then completing her BFA majoring in Ceramics at Alberta College of Art and Design. As a ceramic artist she views her practice as a journey, thankfully one that will never stop being a learning process and filled with challenges.
Her inspiration comes from life, often imbued with the textures, forms and colors of the landscape that surrounds her. As her body of work has progressed decorative and design elements have become more abstract and ephemeral creating the spiritual essence of an idea, image or feeling.
Bussard Grove’s studio is tucked away in the Sooke hills at the edge of the forest overlooking the Straight of Juan de Fuca. “How can I not be inspired living and working here”
Sharon’s work has been shown internationally and is a part of the permanent ceramics collection at the ceramic Arts Museum in Jingdezhen, Sanbao, China.