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Caroline Dear
Caroline Dear

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Caroline lives and works on the Isle of Skye. In 2001 she built a studio at her house which is open by appointment. Her work uses traditional basket making techniques to make contemporary sculptural basket forms. She uses local native plants such as heather, hair moss, rushes, bog cotton etc., as well as growing her own willow. She makes larger scale works in response to specific locations both inside and outside. These works often reference some aspect of the particular locations history. She enjoys exploring the different structural qualities and possibilities of different plants, pushing scale and form. This may be a reflection of her training as an architect.

In August 2010 she did a residency in Finland to explore working with reed, with other artists.

In 2009 she received a Scottish Arts Council Creative and Professional development grant. She has received grants from Hi-arts, SAC and a millennium award. She has received commissions from the Woodland trust, Inverness public art, The Lighthouse, Moray HIE amongst others.
Locations her work has been exhibited include New York, London, Portree, Inverness and Glasgow.

Year Established: April 2000

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