About Caroline Parrot
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"My work predominantly uses anodised aluminium which I hand print using my own printing blocks cut using lino techniques, the metal is then dyed and sealed, and following this process it is cut and formed in to various pieces of work. "
Studio: Walford Mill Crafts, Wimorne, BH21 1NL
Number: 07779 580247
I was born in Poole, Dorset in 1979 and studied Applied Art and Design at Bournemouth University graduating with a BA Hons with Distinction.
My work predominantly uses anodised aluminium which I hand print using my own printing blocks cut using lino techniques, the metal is then dyed and sealed, following this process it is cut and formed in to various pieces of work
Aluminium is a unique metal to work with and unlike many others. I enjoy designing around its limitations in forming and joining and enjoy the problem solving. When time allows and in specific projects for exhibitions I like to design with various technologies in mind in the past these have included laser cutting and flocking the aluminium.
I create ranges of jewellery and small-scale sculpture for exhibitions in the UK, I also supply galleries both in Dorset and further afield including Wales, Cambridge and Yorkshire. I am a new supplier to the National Trust in Dorset and coastal outlets around the country. I would like to show my creative work both in London and Internationally and perhaps teach people and deliver community projects across the UK and abroad. I currently work at Nutty Parrott Studios, Walford Mill Crafts, Wimborne, a shared space with Wendy Nutt Contemporary Jewellery, as well as a studio in my garden in East Dorset.
I teach workshops for adults in anodised aluminium on a leisure basis, I also teach children’s craft workshops regularly using a range of materials and inspirations, these include within schools, museums, community groups and special art projects in hard to reach areas. I am also now on the board of trustees for Dorset Visual Arts.
I created an installation for the garden of Julia’s House Children’s Hospice as part of a live brief for my final major project at University. It was inspired by the Jurassic Coastline, in particular the 35 species of butterflies and their food plants found along the coast in Dorset.