Carolyn began her forays into pottery by enrolling in a variety of ceramic courses at (then) Capilano College. After four years of study, she set up her studio and has been making a combination of functional and sculptural works.
Her tailoring and pattern-making experience informs her approach to the ceramic medium. She skillfully darts and joins the clay as fabric, building movement into textured vessels intended to be used daily. Her bowls, cups, and plates invite one to touch and handle.
Carolyn also works in metal, having apprenticed with Madeleine Chisholm at Neat Things in West Vancouver. Her work is sold in galleries across Canada; the Guild Shop in Toronto, the Canadian Guild of Crafts Quebec in Montreal, The Art Gallery of Winnipeg, Seymour Art Gallery, the CCBC Shop and Gallery, and Audain Museum at Whistler.
Several large commissions have been completed for an international philanthropic organization, and Carolyn continues to create work for this and other women’s groups acr