Slice Pizza and Beer introduces new box design by Laguna Beach ceramicist Sharon Hardy

Slice Pizza and Beer, owned by Suzanne and Cary Redfearn, has just released its second Laguna Beach artist designed box. Suzanne says, “In keeping with the concept of promoting community, we decided when we opened to have local artists design our boxes.” 

The inaugural box was designed by local painter and screen printer Cynthia Fletcher. It’s a depiction of two clasped hands and represents kindness and unity. The quote that accompanied the design (printed on the inside lip of the box) was by Mother Teresa: “If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.”

Slice Pizza Sharon and Cynthia

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Sharon Hardy (on left) and Cynthia Fletcher

“Our new box is designed by ceramicist Sharon Hardy,” says Suzanne. “She used to live on Cerritos Drive and would wake each morning to the golden hills of Laguna and the soaring hawks. Her box quote is: ‘Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken-winged bird.’ –Langston Hughes.”

Sharon Hardy is an artist who primarily uses clay to create wall and free- standing sculpture. The dualities of chaos and order, growth and decay, organic and mechanical are the inspiration for Sharon’s sculptures. Tension between parts and the whole, form, and patterns found in the systems of nature drive the ideas behind her work. 

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Friends gather to celebrate passing of torch (box) with Suzanne Redfearn (second from left), Cynthia Fletcher, and Sharon Hardy

Sharon received her BFA from Arizona State University and studied ceramics at Anderson Ranch Arts Center in Colorado. She has exhibited throughout California including at The Richmond Arts Center, The Irvine Fine Arts Center, SCAPE Gallery, and Gallery 825. Her works hang in private collections throughout the U.S.

Slice Pizza and Beer is located at 477 Forest Ave. For more information, call (949) 715-3993 or visit www.slicelb.com.

For information about Cynthia Fletcher, go to www.cynthiafletcherart.com.

For information about Sharon Hardy, go to www.sharonhardyceramics.com.