"When I first started working it was in publishing in London, and it was while there that I started learning jewellery and silversmithing as a hobby, enrolling on short and part-time courses whenever I could. At first I made jewellery for friends and family, but when we moved to Somerset I was lucky enough to find space in a shared workshop in Wells and I began to make work to sell.
I have always enjoyed the scale of jewellery and its technical demands, but I love colour, with its emotive impact, and I started to experiment with enamels. Again I was lucky - the Bristol College of Art and Design was one of the few art schools offering tuition in enamelling, and in 1996 I joined an Applied Arts course.
I am still bowled over by the range and vibrancy of enamels, which have proved the perfect medium to bring colour to my work, and I love the intricacies and vagaries of the enamelling process. Sources of inspiration include the beauty and fragility of the natural world, folk tales and lore."
Caroline is a member of the Guild of Enamellers and has several times won awards at the annual conference. She continues to make new, delightful and fascinating pieces from her workshop at the foot of the Mendips in Somerset.
Caroline is part of the Somerset Guild of Craftsmen and her work can always be seen at their gallery in the City of Wells. She is also part of artist's cooperative One Craft Gallery, based in Shepton as well as ACEarts in Somerton.
23a Broad Street, Wells, BA5 2DJ
One Craft Gallery
1 High Street, Shepton Mallet, Somerset, BA4 5AA
Market Place, Somerton, Somerset TA11 7NB