As well as being High Hopes’ co-owner and chef, Sharon is a luthier (violin and stringed instrument carver). At present she serves on the board of the fascinating and internationally booming Quartet of Peace, having participated in the carving of these four beautiful instruments dedicated to South Africa’s four Nobel Peace Laureates.
Before moving to Greyton, Sharon, an established goldsmith of 25 years, after training at Natal Technikon, co-established Scarab Jewellery Studio, still thriving in Cape Town today. She is no longer in the business, as she is committed to violin-making and instrument repair, compost-making and running High Hopes Guest House. Sharon’s other interests are singing, worm farming, ceramics, walking, fishing and vegetable gardening.