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Sheri, husband Mark, and their family reside in Salt Lake City, Utah. She is the Executive Direc-
tor of Clever Octopus Inc. dba Clever Octopus Creative Reuse Center located in Murray, UT. She holds a BS from Brigham Young University, and has continued her education in various art medi- ums through the University of Utah’s art department, as well as a student in numerous work- shops in Salt Lake City and Helper, Utah; Minneapolis, Minnesota; and Boise, Idaho.
Sheri works as a teaching artist with Clever Octopus Inc. and teaches throughout the state
(through artist residencies) and has volunteered in the Salt Lake community and surrounding areas – as a pottery teacher at the Salt Lake Arts Center and Salt Lake Community College, and a visual arts specialist in the public schools, as painter, potter, and sculptor. Sheri derives a great deal of artistic satisfaction from teaching and working with children. She has completed several residencies, through the Utah Arts Council and the Salt Lake City Arts Council, with various ele- mentary and junior high schools as a visiting artist. She often collaborates with fellow artists and children from the community on public art projects and school building installations. She works in a variety of media, including: painting, ceramics, chalk art, mosaics, mask-making, and paper mache. Her belief, that art, like life, is a process to be enjoyed and a journey to treasure, is always evident in her work, her civic involvement