Caroline gravitated toward jewellery at an early age, when as a young girl growing up in Victoria, BC she would sneak plastic earrings onto her ears and into family portraits. Since those days she has apprenticed as a silversmith in Uruguay, earned a three-year diploma in Jewellery and Small Object Design from the Kootenay School of the Arts and studied in the coppersmithing town of Santa Clara del Cobre in Mexico for eight months. She currently is undertaking classes in the Sculpture Department at Emily Carr University of Art and Design and works from her studio in Squamish, BC.
Her work and inspiration are derived from the many oddities of personality and its ongoing progression. Balanced with these flights of fancy are the permanence of geometries, physics and the techniques of a practised silversmith. Her choice of materials incorporate the precious with the semi-precious; gold and silver and gemstones are often combined with found objects or plastics.
Caroline has been the recipient of numerous awards and grants and is committed to strive towards new and fresh approaches to her craft. She can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org for orders, queries and commissions.
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