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Carol Quarini

Textile artist and lacemaker


Contemporary lace

Carol is a textile artist, researcher and consultant who makes and studies lace. She uses contemporary lace as a medium for conceptual practice. Some of her work is based on biological themes and she also creates works that re-read the domestic. Recent work has included site specific responses to buildings enclosing hidden memories.

Carol has recently completed a practice based PhD at UCA Farnham entitled 'The domestic veil: exploring the net curtain through the uncanny and the gothic'. In this research Carol uses the net curtain to re-read the domestic, in particular the uncanny feeling described by Freud that occurs when the boundary between the homely and unhomely is blurred.

Carol's post-doctoral research studies the history, manufacture and design of net curtains. Her current practice is based on veiling, inspired by mid-nineteenth-century gothic fiction.

Carol recently had a solo exhibition at The Crypt Gallery, London, based on her PhD practice. Forthcoming exhibitions for 2016 include the LQ&N Fair in Peterborough on 8 May and West Ox Arts Gallery, Bampton from 2 to 24 July. Carol is also exhibiting at the Knitting & Stitching Show in London and Harrogate in the autumn.

Carol is a co-founder and director of the Lace Research Network.

In her blog lacethread Carol discusses exhibitions, events and activities related to her practice.