Carol is a designer maker working with vitreous enamel on copper. Having gained her degree in 3D Design (Jewellery & Silversmithing) at Birmingham, she has spent most of her life teaching Art, Design & Technology, but has recently set up her own studio as an Enamel Artist & teacher based at the Ruskin Glass Centre, Stourbridge, West Midlands.
Her work is mainly derived from landscapes, seascapes and textures, producing a range of textured wall panels, high fired bowls and jewellery, incorporating a variety of enamel techniques including sgraffito, high firing, decals, stencils & riso screens. She loves the way you can push some enamels beyond their ‘ideal’ firing and produce some amazing colours and effects by layering, underfiring and overfiring but always with copper as a base. Often process driven, rarely controlled but always exciting!
Her work has been exhibited in Spain, Netherlands, Trackside Gallery – London, Woodstock Gallery – Oxfordshire, West Ox Arts Gallery – Oxford, Broadfield House Glass Museum – Kingswinford, Bilston Craft Gallery, York Theatre Royal – York, Macclesfield Heritage Centre, Art in Action – Oxfordshire, Birmingham School of Jewellery – Birmingham, 78 Derngate Gallery, Northampton, Black Country Echoes Festival, Echoes of Glass Exhibition – Stourbridge.
She also regularly shows her work at Art in Action, Midland Arts Centre plus local venues &n events, previously at Living Craft Fairs – Hatfield House & Blenheim Palace as a demonstrator.
Carol has also produced bespoke wall panels to commission based on photographs.
For more information about her work, tuition, workshops & courses, please visit her website