Carol has been making ceramics for over 30 years, her love of earth and fire ignited at school in Middlesbrough when she first was introduced to terracotta modelling at the age of 14. Her inspiring pottery lessons from founder member of NPA Georgia Naylor, included an introduction to raku firing at the age of 16. Eventually training under such influential teachers as Emmanuel Cooper and Mo Jupp, Carol continued her professional development in a small studio in Camden Town before setting own workshop in the mid 80s in the North West of Engand where she lived and worked for many years.
A skilled thrower and hand-builder, Carol is also developing new sculptural work. Her current ceramics are mainly low fired using raku and pit firing techniques, however she also works in stoneware and porcelain, producing a range of frost resistant ceramics for flowers, plants and gardens.
Carol is currently Artist in Residence at Preston Park Museum and Gardens in Stockton on Tees. ‘Ceramics-on-Tees’ is supported by Arts Council England and is an investigation into the ceramics heritage in the Tees Valley. Carol is undertaking a commission for Dorman Museum to sit within the new Christopher Dresser Collection in Middlesbrough. Having always been inspired by classical forms and antiquities, she is embracing this opportunity to respond to local museum collections in her home region, and will also be referencing the contemporary ceramics collection held by MIMA.
It is possible to commission her if you are looking for something bespoke.You can view some of Carol’s work by visiting her Facebook page
Read more about Carol in Italy in this article in Grapevine Magazine
Carol is a member of The Northern Potters Association and an Associate member of The Craft Potters Association.