Carol trained at St Martin’s School of Art under Sir Anthony Caro and Phillip King on the Advanced Post Graduate Sculpture course. She then worked from a studio at the Barbican and now has a studio at her home in Surrey, where she continues to make all her own moulds from the work she models. She also does all her own casting and patination. Carol’s work has vibrancy, anatomical integrity, excitement and a sense of fun. She works on all scales up to double life sized.
“I am passionately interested in the muscular form, movement, and power of the animals that I model. I aim to catch their vitality, nature and personality without compromising the anatomical integrity of the sculpture.” Carol Orwin
Her research is meticulous, her observation acute and her modelling skills direct and vibrant. Her mastery of the casting process enables her to retain complete control over the finished sculptures including surface finish and patination.
Carol’s work can be found in collections around the world as well as closer to home where three Wolves in Foundry Bronze reside at the University of Surrey and a Sumatran cub and adolescent tiger reside at London Zoo.
Carol was awarded the Falle Fine Art Bronze prize at the Mall Galleries in 2007 and in 2008 was one of only 51 artists accepted to exhibit in the new ‘Lightbox’ Gallery Woking, in the prestigious ‘Surrey Artists Open Exhibition’.