One of Ohio’s premier stained glass artists, Sheree Ferrato is the owner of Verite’ Glass, Inc. located at 11 South Main St. Oberlin, Ohio. After having worked with glass for 20 years, she opened Verite’ (meaning truth) in 1993. Her studio offers clients and students a glimpse into her work and the opportunity to learn about glass through her classes.
While art is her passion, art education is her focus. Sheree has been teaching for 21 years, most recently with The Center for Arts Inspired Learning, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to “help make the arts an essential part of young people’s education.” Sheree also teaches at many local school districts within their art and science programs and with the Firelands Association for the Visual Arts
Besides her studio collection, Sheree’s artwork is seen throughout the community with her donated pieces to the Avon Library, Ireland Cancer Center in Lorain, North Ridgeville Library, the South Lorain Library, as well as Parma General Hospital among others.
Sheree’s credentials are extensive, covering a 40 year career. She studied at the Cleveland Institute of Art, attended seminars in Arizona, California, Colorado and New Mexico. She apprenticed for 4 years under renowned artist Narcissus Quagliata in San Francisco. She has used these experiences and knowledge to develop her amazing work and in helping people enjoy art as much as she does.