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 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. She currently works from her studio in Squamish, British Columbia, Canada.
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’s work is distinct in design, sometimes bold, sometimes subtle. Classic style is often married with contemporary flair.
Caroline has been the recipient of numerous awards and grants and is committed to strive towards new and fresh approaches to her craft. She has show with the SFM group a number of times so far. We appreciate her quirkiness of design and are inspired by her work ethic and dedication to her studio practice and ever evolving ideas!