Caroline graduated from Birmingham Polytechnic in 1983 with a degree in Fine Art and ambitions to be a sculptor. Initially working in paper, creating large scale sculptural installations. During the 1980's she exhibited widely, with several solo exhibitions.
In 1995 a neighbour introduced Caroline to the stonecarver James Davis, who lives locally in Essex and for many years she worked figuratively in stone, exhibiting occasionally at local libraries and demonstrating at events with the Shoebury Stonecarvers Group.
In 2004 Caroline began working with glass. Initially her interest was in learning the skills of Traditional Leading and stained glass. She subsequently specialised in undertaking small scale domestic commissions and restorations,
Caroline has continued her sculptural practice in recent years, learning figurative sculptural lampwork techniques from the Italian maestros on the Island of Murano. She currently sells her work and runs a full teaching programme in a variety of glassmaking techniques from her studio at Barleylands in Essex.
We will be covering the principles of figurative sculptural practice in soft glass.
'The flow of the Reichenbach Iris Orange and Magic seems particularly suited to this way of working. There are some real surprises in the final colouration, which adds to the expressive possibilities and introduces an element of serendipity into the creative process.Participants would be given demonstrations, instruction and the opportunity to practice techniques which enable the creation of expressive figurative sculpture in soft glass.'
Would be suitable for all levels of experience from intermediate onwards.