In 1986 she moved to Cornwall, bought a small holding near Helston and became a cattle farmer. At this time she started work teaching herself to be a studio potter and is grateful for all the encouragement she received from fellow potters. In 2001 she parted with her cattle, keeping some goats and geese and, together with her husband, planted 5,000 trees. Since then, working full time in her studio, she has moved from red terra cotta to a smooth white earthenware which gives her colourful decorations more vibrancy. She makes a wide range of work intended for full domestic use, although much is bought for display by collectors.
Her decorations have changed over the years, some have been subtly altered while others are introduced; influences are, unsurprisingly, the sea and her own landscape with its trees and wildlife. She had travelled extensively to India, China, the USA and Europe but it was a recent trip to Italy that brought about her current favourite design – Lemons.
Carol is on the committee of the Cornwall Crafts Association as vice chairman and is also treasurer on the committee of the Cornwall Ceramics and Glass Group and a member of the Westcountry Potters Association. She sells through both of the CCA Galleries at Trelissick and Trelowarren and other galleries in the South West, for details please see her website at www.scotpot.com
All visitors (please telephone first) and enquiries welcome.