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Born in Birmingham England in 1956, Carole began to make wearable art in 1986 – with BA Hons in painting from Canterbury College of Art (1978) and for an MA awarded by Cranbrook Academy of Art near Detroit, USA (1982)

Her work is featured in many books on contemporary textiles and is found in museums such as the Victoria and Albert Museum, Birmingham City Art Gallery , private collections and contemporary galleries internationally.

Awards include a major Research and Development Award from Arts Council England in 2005 and a QEST scholarship in 2007 for glass studies. Carole became a Freeman of the Worshipful Company of Painters and Stainers in 2011.

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She has sold through Harvey Nichols , Liberty of London, Fenwick of Bond St, and Contemporary Applied Arts in London.

USA outlets have included Bergdorf Goodman, New York , Julie-Artsans Gallery , Gayle Willson Gallery , Santa Fe Weaving Gallery , Obiko , Kapsiki.

Kwangju Fashion Association Contemporary Art Biennale, Korea

Craft Study Centre, University of Creative Arts Farnham


2007   Queen Elizabeth Scholarship, QEST QESTGoldLOGO copy

2005   Research and Development Grant, Arts Council England


2018         Member of SEAM Collective                                                   seam member 2

2009         Freeman of the Worshipful  Livery Company of Painter Stainers

2006         Member of Contemporary Glass Society

2005         Member of Surface Design Association, USA

2005         Member of European Textile Forum


Textiles | Mary Shceser | Thames and Hudson 2012

Textiles Now | Drusilla Cole Laurence | King Publishing 2008

Silk | Mary Schoeser | Yale University Press,2007

Fashioning fabrics | Contemporary Textiles in Fashion | Sandy Black Black Dog 2006

Fabric | Suzanne Trocme | Mitchell Beazley

Dyeing and screenprinting on Textiles | J.Kinnersley-Taylor | A+C Black

New British Design 1998 | Peta Levi | Mitchell Beazley

British Textile design 1940 to Present Day | Ngozi IsokuV & A Publishing


Part time lecturer in mixed media textiles Bath Spa University

Visiting lecturer

Stroudwater Textile Festival visiting speaker 2006 + 2010

London College of Fashion

Victoria and Albert Museum

Royal College of Art  London

Crafts Council of Great Britain