Carolyne lives in Newburgh and works with washed up seaweed from beaches in Fife and Angus.
She used her bursary for training in two specialist metal techniques – electroforming seaweed at the K2 Academy in London and sand-casting bronze at the Scottish Sculpture Workshop. Having one-to-one training in these complex processes was an effective and efficient way to learn.
As a result of her training, Carolyne can now make pieces on her own in her studio. She has continued to electroform various organic objects in copper to create small sculptural assemblages and wearable pieces.
“The bursary gave me the confidence to continue working without the support and structure of university and define myself as an emerging artist and maker.”