Sydney Scherr is an award winning designer, sculptor, illustrator and educator.
Scherr has taught on the college level for more than 40 years and recently returned to the United States after living in SE Asia for 8 years, where she developed and helmed the Jewellery Design program at Raffles College of Higher Education in Kuala Lumpur. She has also taught at Parsons School of Design in NYC, and Meredith College in NC and at Savannah College of Art and Design as lead instructor and Chair. SCAD is renowned as one of the leading art schools in the world. Scherr is very pleased to now to the Program Head of Jewelry & Metal Arts at Santa Fe Community College.
Concurrent with her academic activity, Scherr has maintained a professional studio for the creation of custom and unique jewelry and sculpture that has sold locally, and internationally, since 1986.
Recently Scherr was invited to be one of a select group of craftsman, and the only women in the world to be so honored, to produce what has been designated as the world’s finest example of silver Hindu chariots. It is made of over 1 ton of silver and is embellished with 102 Cloisonné and Champlevé enamels and this was her contribution to this extraordinary undertaking.