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Artist of the Month
May 2021

Artist of the Month

Carol Milne

In her senior year of studying landscape architecture in college, Carol Milne realized that she was more interested in sculpture, and has been a working sculptor ever since. In 2000, she took her first glass class, began kiln casting in 2002, and is now the lone pioneer in the field of knitted glass, combining her passion for knitting with her love for cast glass sculpture. Milne is represented by Blue Spiral 1 in Asheville, North Carolina.

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Carol Milne

Artist of the Month

Artist Statement:

I see my knitted work as a metaphor for social structure. Individual strands are weak and brittle on their own, but deceptively strong when bound together. You can crack or break single threads without the whole structure falling apart. And even when the structure is broken, pieces remain bound together. The connections are what bring strength and integrity to the whole and what keeps it intact.

About Carol Milne

Carol Milne received a degree in landscape architecture from the University of Guelph in Canada in 1985, but realized in her senior year that she was more interested in sculpture than in landscape. She has been working as a sculptor ever since. In 2000, Carol took her first glass class at Pratt Fine Arts Center in Seattle. She began kiln casting in 2002 and in 2006 became the lone pioneer in the field of knitted glass. Pushing the limits of glass through persistent and relentless experimentation, she developed a variation of the lost wax casting process to cast knitted work in glass. She travels worldwide to teach workshops. The most exotic places her art has taken her to are Istanbul, New Zealand, and Tasmania. She also teaches extensively in the U.S., which she will resume once the pandemic is under control. Carol exhibits her work throughout the U.S. It is in the collections of the Notojima Glass Art Museum in Ishikawa, Japan; The Asheville Art Museum, in North Carolina; the Kamm
Teapot Foundation in North Carolina; and the Glasmuseum Lette in Coesfeld, Germany. Recent honours include two Honourable Mentions at Cheongju International Craft, Korea, and an artist’s residency at Amazon Headquarters in Seattle.

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Acknowledgment of Gallery:
We are grateful to Blue Spiral 1, Asheville, North Carolina, for providing the Artist of the Month.

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