'Carol was born and raised in Zululand, South Africa and spent a great deal of her childhood in game reserves.
She loves African wildlife and since moving to the UK in 2005 has drawn great comfort from expressing that love through her art.
Carol feels her life in Africa has been a build-up to this time. Information - passion - knowledge - all related to African wildlife - stored up in her for a time such as this.
A time when she is living so far from it - a time when her love for it is in some way fed and nurtured by this outpouring onto canvas some of what is
stored up in her heart.
Carol has no formal art training and works from home in her own little studio.'
“I use a variety of making techniques to construct my ceramic sculptures resulting in a diverse range of work that continues to evolve. Inspiration stems from a need to be creative. I enjoy exploring the possibilities of clays and glazes, whilst interpreting the structure of forms both natural and man-made from the various environments I journey through.”
I have always enjoyed working with Textiles and stitching by hand or machine. I like to work in a creative way and use the machine to draw on fabrics. In 2016 I won first prize in the creative quilts section at the Festival of Quilts in Birmingham for my clerical cope based on the re-interment of Richard lll.
I use colour and pattern for inspiration, and often stitch in mixed media.