Carol lives by the sea, south of Adelaide, on the Fluerieu Peninsula, South Australia and her love of art began in High School, enjoying all aspects of the subject and furthering her knowledge by additionally studying Design. After leaving High School, she entered Croydon TAFE, School of Art, North Adelaide, studying Visual Merchandising/Ticketwriting, attending for 1 year.
After completing Art School, she went on to start her own small business and worked as a Commercial Artist/Ticketwriter for 12 years. Carol discovered her niche’ in Mosaics in 2001. She fell in love with the ancient art and is mostly self-taught. She has since gone on to design, produce, exhibit and sell mosaics, including commissions. Carol regularly offers Beginners Mosaic Workshops at her home studio. She also teaches Smalti, 3D, driftwood and more advanced workshops not only at her studio, but at other venues. Carol also offers a local multi level class on a weekly basis.
Carol has had the opportunity to study at Orsoni Mosaico, Venice, Italy, achieving a Master in Mosaics, and she is continually furthering her skills, development and knowledge.
She works regularly in the community producing and facilitating Community Mosaic projects, including Community Centres, Kindergartens, Primary and High Schools. She has also worked in youth and disability programs. Her students are aged from as young as 4 to 85 years old. Carol lives by the South Australian coast and it is often behind her inspiration. Her passion for the diversity and beauty of marine life is evident in her mosaics, and nature’s influence is never far from her work. She wholeheartedly embraces colour in her work and its a rare piece that doesn’t bare witness to this. Hand made Italian and Mexican glass, Smalti, is her favourite medium to use in her mosaic, also Italian Millefiori and Glass Fusions, which she creates herself. Driftwood is prominent, using pieces she has collected on her local beaches. Often, the pieces of driftwood decide on what the creation will be! Also, keep an eye out in her Portfolio for her quirky sense of humour - she sometimes finds it hard to resist injecting a touch of fun!
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