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Zama, Carolyn — Star Bird Pottery

Louisville, KY

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functional pottery

Caroline Zama grew up in Lake Charles, LA. It was in college that her passion for ceramics began. Once she got her hands dirty, there was no going back. She says clay has been "like a constant friend. It feels comfortable...you could say I'm stuck in the mud."

Caroline moved with her family to Louisville, KY, in 2005. Her studio is in her home, where she juggles her art and the rest of her life with her husband and their two daughters.

Caroline's work is inspired by nature and her everyday life. Each 
piece is given texture to convey a story full of color. She makes her own linoleum cut stamps and uses laces, leaves, and found objects to add dimension and finesse to each clay piece.

Works by Caroline Zama can be found at the Kentucky Museum of Art & Craft, Louisville KY; Crafts Gallery, Louisville, KY; Edenside Gallery, Louisville, KY, and the Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea, Berea, KY.