By nature, I am a dreamer.  A multitude of artistic genres have always been alluring to me.  I have dabbled in many of them from music, photography, drawing, botanicals, hand engraving, metal fabrication, scratchboard, and scrimshaw.  In 2008 someone handed me a piece of coated copper wire & when I removed the coating, I began bending the wire into the shape of earrings.  That was all it took; I caught "the creative art bug".  Since then I have varied in my pursuit of creativity and art, settling mostly in scrimshaw & jewelry pieces.   

I am primarily a self-taught artist & have completed basic & intermediate metalsmithing classes, Hand Engraving instruction at School of Fine Art Engraving, Ray Cover, and various wonderful mentors who have helped me with their expertise and instructions in many areas of my work..  My love of books and self-teaching has allowed me to master several levels of jewelry making, scratchboard art & scrimshaw, and I continue to learn over the years.  I belong to several artist groups that with their generosity in sharing their knowledge have significantly enhanced my understanding of metal manipulation and design, scratchboard techniques, and my most loved artistic expression - scrimshaw.  

Art is an endless journey of infinite vision, design, & beauty.


Carol Priestley