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Carole C Nelson

  • 50 Willow Avenue, Fairfax CA, 94930

About The Artist

Artist Statement

Over the years, I gravitated towards mosaic as an artistic expression. I enjoy the process of sculpting shapes, collecting recycled glass/ceramics, assembling each mosaic piece. I appreciate that mosaic art can take the form of small objects to treasure or large community projects to share. There is an aspect of ‘putting things together’ that I enjoy in the mosaic creative process – it is intuitive, meditative, destructive/constructive, and transformative. One object becomes something entirely different.

With that said, it is difficult for me to imagine only working in one medium. For many years I watched the ceramic process from afar, learning about form and different methods of firing and glazing by witnessing talented ceramic artists work. I was formally introduced to the unpredictable nature of clay when I began to create clay pieces to incorporate into my mosaic projects. One thing led to another, and I began to explore hand building and the sgraffito process.

Each piece I make somehow influences the next. Subject matter or pattern translates from form to form and gives me new ideas every day. With mosaic artwork I embrace color and with sgraffito/clay I limit color and embrace shape and the illustrative process.


Marin Open Studios 2016-2023

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This is a video describing the sgraffito process. I use this process to create pattern and design in my ceramic artwork.

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