Meet The Maker – Caroline Parrott

As a child at home Caroline was surrounded by creativity, her mother a keen textile artist, enthusiastically launched herself down many avenues allowing Caroline and her sister to join her in trying the new techniques. Her father a Senior Design Engineer for the RNLI, also trained in boat building and so was able to build Caroline’s mum the appropriate piece of equipment for each new activity.

Coil Bangles by Caroline Parrot

At school Caroline studied art and textiles, always keen to think big, be adventurous and add a little humour to her work. After taking an apprenticeship with a large publishing company, who trained her in graphic design whilst she attended college to complete a City in Guilds in the same subject, Caroline ended up remaining with them for over eight years gaining valuable experience.

Time eventually came for a change so Caroline chose to study at Bournemouth University and in 2010 she graduated with a First Class Honours degree in Applied Art and Design and began working in her chosen medium of anodised aluminium in 2007.

Caroline hand prints with her own unique designs cut into small printing blocks using a lino cutter. She then dyes using industrial dyes and powder paints to vibrant effect to create a range of jewellery, home and garden accents and sculpture. Caroline is constantly inspired by the beautiful Dorset Countryside its flora, fauna, insects and animals.

Recently she has been developing a brand new range of jewellery using domed segments of her anodised aluminium with all pieces individual depending on the dye batch Caroline uses.

She is planning to develop this further and will be including additions such as semi precious stones as well as having some of the pieces flocked to vary the textures within the work.

We currently have a lovely selection of Caroline’s freestanding mini sculptures from snails to boxing hares and some gorgeous pieces of jewellery which are so light, colourful and easy to wear this Spring.