Carole was involved with clay for 34 years. She received a BA from San Jose State University with an emphasis in ceramics. She studied with such potters as Michael Frimkus, John Leary, Robert Fritz and Jim Lovera. Her pieces have been sold to buyers/collectors all over the country and have been shown at Villa Montalvo Center for the Arts.
Her work has sold at the Menlo Park's Connoisseur's Marketplace, Palo Alto Festival of the Arts, Walnut Creek's Art on The Main, the Gilroy Garlic Festival and the Saratoga Rotary Art Show. Many of her pieces have shown at the San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art.
She taught art classes at the Pleasant Hill Recreation Dept, the San Leandro Recreation Dept and at the Cupertino Parks and Recreation Dept. She also organized and participated in Christmas in the Studio, one of the Bay Areas finest holiday art shows.
She created a line of hand thrown, functional stoneware pottery with waxed and taped designs using oxides and glazes. Her pieces are high fired in a reduction atmosphere, giving a rich warm color to the clay and glazes.
Carole was continually challenged by the idea of creating pieces that are aesthetically pleasing, yet functional. The possibilities of clay are endless and Carole loved the excitement of the mystery, unpredictability and challenge of working with clay.