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Carol Sinclair

Carol Sinclair
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I am a ceramic artistl hand building in porcelain to create one off sculptural works and installations using slab and inlay techniques to add imagery and pattern. A ceramics graduate of Grays School of Art in Aberdeen, l have been running my practice since 1991, and now work from my home studio in Forfar, Angus.

I am inspired by people and places, and create work in response to specific themes or topics to creates limited edition collections in black and white porcelain. My work is carefully crafted while also having layers of meaning to draw attention to issues that I care about. Living in a rural location, trees have become an important motif in my work, using them to draw attention to the environment. I have also adopted a “closed loop” approach to my practice where I repurposes and recycles as much material as possible from my ceramic production.

I use my signature inlay technique to add colour pattern and texture to my work and it gives me the freedom to combine different imagery to the inside and outside of my pieces, and this interplay of surfaces add depths and meaning to each collection.
BA(Hons) in Ceramics - Gray's School of Art, Aberdeen 1989
Premier Adviser Diploma - Business Advice & Counselling 2003
Rivca Rubin Creative Coaching 2005
Premier Adviser Diploma - Business & Enterprise Support 2014
Relational Dynamics Accredited Coach 2014
Assessor Qualification 2022

Carol Sinclair Ceramics 1991-present
Inception Art Show - Invited Artist, Dalkeith Palace
Now and Then, VAS Centenary Show, RSA, Edinburgh
Graystone Gallery - Invited Artist, Edinburgh
Birch Tree Gallery - Invited Artist, Edinburgh
Graystone Gallery - Invited Artist, Edinburgh
Caledonian Club - SSA, selected exhibition, London
Potfest - selected selling event, Scone Palace, Scone
Makers Offerings - AAS selected exhibition, Edinburgh
Angus Creatives Open Exhibition, Meffan Institute, Forfar
Borders Art Fair, SSA invited artist, Kelso
North, VAS, Inverness Creative Academy, Inverness
Meffan Winter Show, Meffan Institute, Forfar
Snow, Birch Tree Gallery, Edinburgh
Matter - Earth, Materials and Making, The Barn, Banchory
Telling Tales - Angus Creatives, Brothock Gallery, Arbroath
RESolve, Kirkcaldy Museum and Art Gallery
Think Plastic, Materials & Making, Taigh Chearsabhagh, North Uist
Meet Make Collaborate, IMAG Inverness & The Barn, Banchory
Here and Now, SSA, Tatha Gallery, Newport
Think Plastic, Materials and Making, Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh
Meffan Winter Show, Meffan Institute, Forfar
Time Spent Amongst Trees, SSA, Meffan Institute, Forfar
Carlowrie Castle, group show, Kirkliston
SSA Annual Show, RSA, Edinburgh
At Source, group show, Patriothall Gallery, Edinburgh
Summer Show, Lime Tree Gallery, Fort William

Installation to commemorate the work of Scottish explorer Isobel Wylie Hutchison commissioned by Carlowrie Castle, Sept 2018
Angus Alive Meffan Purchase Prize 2022
2022 and 2020 Visual Arts and Makers Award, Angus Alive and Creative Scotland.
2014 Visual Arts and Makers Award, City of Edinburgh Council and Creative Scotland.
Selected Member of Craft Potters Association
Professional Member SSA
Halifax Waterfront
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  • Halifax Waterfront
  • Ceramics
Among the Trees
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  • Among the Trees
  • Ceramics
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  • Strata
  • Ceramics
My Beloved Cherry Tree
  • Carol Sinclair
  • My Beloved Cherry Tree
  • Ceramics
Snowscape Vessels
  • Carol Sinclair
  • Snowscape Vessels
  • Ceramics