FENWICK, Cara Emma

1962 - ?

Cara Emma Fenwick

As Cara Emma Gibbings, she was born in the Sudbury district of Suffolk in 1962 and was influenced by her artistic family, her grandfather was the wood engraver Robert Gibbings (23 March 1889-19 January 1958) and mother Joan Lever Gibbings. Cara studied ceramics at Cambridge in 1978 and graduated from Camberwell School of Arts & Crafts in 1984. Influenced and inspired by Italy's classic and modern styles she went to live and work in Milan continuing to exhibit her unique and colourful ceramics at galleries in Milan, Como and Venice also at various galleries throughout England, including the Royal Institute of British Architects, the Royal Over-Seas League, and The Fulham Gallery. Initially she worked under her maiden name of Gibbings but since her marriage in 1998 to Paul Fenwick, she now works under the name of Cara Emma Fenwick. Working with flat forms and evocative spatial concepts and playing with 2-dimensional forms of 3-dimensional objects, Cara has developed a particularly recognisable style. Her art also expresses her love of movement and balance. Once satisfied with the shapes she then on some adds her own stylised ethnic designs. In 1996 she discovered papier mâché which opened a whole new dimension to her work, particularly as there was no limit to size.

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