Carol Rout has lived in Suffolk for the last 40 years and the surrounding countryside and coast have been an endless source of inspiration for her artwork.
The sea especially has a strong influence on her work.
She has always enjoyed being creative as far back into childhood as she can remember. In the past she has painted murals, stage scenery and taught children’s art classes, but now she is happiest making 2D and 3D art using mixed media, textiles, glass, mosaic & clay.
“It has always fascinated me how a soft ball of squelchy clay can be transformed into decorative & functional items!”
Most of her ceramics are hand-built and then decorated with a combination of painting and layering various underglazes and glazes. She also uses Sgraffito, Mishima and slip-trailing techniques.