Sharoni Sibony holds a BA and an MA in English Literature from the University of Toronto, pursued part of a PhD in English at Indiana University, and took courses in Craft and Design (specialty: Ceramics) at Sheridan College. She worked in non-profit management for over a decade and teaches, lectures, and guides walking tours around Toronto. Her pottery practice, developed over more than 20 years, focused on functional hand-building and wheel throwing with a lot of carved surface decoration. She is now developing a new body of sculptural and non-functional work that explores the relationship between chronic illness, ritual, and rest.
She is the instructor at Woodlawn Pottery Studio, where she loves to teach material exploration, experimentation with form and surface, and sometimes a happy dose of life philosophy learned through clay.