Caroline was born in Hamilton, Ontario and graduated from Sheridan College's Craft and Design Textile Program in 2015. She traveled west to Calgary to complete her BFA in Fiber and graduated in the spring of 2017.
While pursuing her design education Caroline has been the recipient of four textile residencies located at the Icelandic Textile Center in Blonduos, Iceland, the Banff Center in Banff, Alberta, Peters Valley School of Craft in Layton, New Jersey and at Harbourfront Center in Toronto, Ontario.
Recent exhibitions include Chromatic Geography: Natural Dyes in the 21st Century. Located in the heart of downtown Toronto at Craft Ontario, this exhibition featured a new generation of environmentally conscious artists and designers exploring the use of natural dyes while re-examining regional production, often within the context of a "DIY" approach to life and work. Her work has also been featured in Fête, this exhibition celebrates 50 years of Sheridan College's Crafts and Design Textile Program and the crucial role the program continues to play in shaping the craft and design landscape in Canada.
As a multidisciplinary artist Caroline explores her relationship to cloth and colour through dying, printing, weaving, felting and sewing. In her design work, she purposefully references Canadian climate, topography, local flora, fauna and the idea of the 'mystic north.' Her work challenges the process of creating a textile and calls the designer to incorporate sustainability and craftsmanship into a sensible, sought-after object. Her work can be valued for it's material sensitivity, traditional techniques and modern aesthetic. While working with natural dyes, Caroline exhibits an ambition to increase sustainable literacy and practices in the fashion and textile industry.
You can find Caroline creating a new body of work in the little Icelandic town of Blönduós. Follow her blog to learn more about her Nordic adventures.
Natural Dye Workshop the artist instructed at the Alberta College of Art and Design, 2017.