One of Ohio’s premier stained glass artists, Sheree Ferrato is the owner of Verite’ Glass, Inc. located at 11 S. Main Street in downtown Oberlin, Ohio. After having worked with glass for 19 years, she opened Verite’ (meaning truth) in 1994. 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 26 years, most recently with The Center for Arts Inspired Learning (Young Audiences), and Arthouse, nonprofit organizations 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.
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 and Mercy Cancer Center in Elyria, Ohio among others.
Sheree’s credentials are extensive, covering a 40 year career. She studied at the Cleveland Institute of Art, attended glass 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 children and adults enjoy this art media as much as she does.
“The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls.”