Carolyn R. has been coming to Creative Clay since 1997, and is an integral part of our community, as an artist, friend and spokesperson.
Carolyn's work includes ceramics from her Totem Series, as well as fiber art puppets and paintings, all created in her fanciful style, drawing the viewer into a colorful world. Her figurative images tell her narrative in any medium she chooses, and her favorite art medium is clay. “I’m progressing in clay. I’m making totems –tall ladies and guys on top of each other, and some animals. I like to do all different hand-building in clay. I did drawings of totems before I used clay,” Carolyn said. She also produced a series of clay sculptures of sun, earth and rainbow for the Museum of Fine Arts Store, St. Petersburg, during their exhibit, “Star Wars and the Power of Costume.”
In addition to the MFA Store, Carolyn’s work can be found in the Good Folk Gallery at Creative Clay and in many private collections. She was a featured artist in August 2017 in the exhibit, “Sweet Somethings,” at Strands of Sunshine, St. Petersburg.
Carolyn mentions music and the artist Georgia O’Keefe as some of her influences. Making art brings her happiness, she said.