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ABOUT THE ARTIST

After serving as Manager of Corporate Licensing for Hasbro and Editor-in-Chief of the Cabbage Patch Kids and Weddings magazines for the Butterick Company, Carolyn embarked upon a journey that has led to the creation of the jewelry and digital artwork depicted in this website.

In 1999, she began creating personalized portrait collages, which led to her work on her Doorways Series, which combined her skills as a digital artist and photographer. In 2004 the Town of Westfield, New Jersey, designated her "Doorways of Westfield, New Jersey" as its representative artwork in the National Trust for Historic Preservation's National Main Street Awards program.

In 2006, she completed her Doorways of the Ivy League (i.e., Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, Harvard, Penn, Princeton and Yale). Other works include the Doorways of Elfreth's Alley, Doorways of Notre Dame, Doorways of Florham Park and Doorways of Maplewood.

Sparked by a fascination with the beauty and intricacy of Egyptian Jewelry, in 2007 Carolyn began to study techniques for using wire and precious metals to create jewelry by hand.

This path has enabled her to express her abstract, distinctive designs in handmade pieces of jewelry that stand out for their attention to quality and detail as well as their beauty. Jewelry design has become Carolyn's creative passion and she continues to add to her collection.