Carol Louise Mayer
Featured artist, Carol Louise Mayer, demonstrates that creativity can be highly adaptable to life's changes. Starting her career as a successful program manager in an Indiana design department, Carol metamorphosed into a full-time artist when she moved to Florida to be with her new husband. Away from her familiar haunts and with time on her hands, she followed her creative inclinations and began designing unique furniture. In 2005, her interests moved from furniture design to clock-making, using a wide array of found objects to create working clocks that are truly unique. At about this time Carol and her husband fled oncoming Hurricane Wilma by driving to the mountains of Western North Carolina where they found refuge in the picturesque town of Franklin.
"We were enchanted by the region's Southern hospitality," says Carol, and after a number of visits to the area she and her husband decided to take the plunge and move to Franklin.
As her interest in clocks and time-keeping grew, Carol began to create whimsical clocks in an assortment of styles, ranging from Victorian teapot clocks and chic industrial clocks to camera clocks and exploding clocks.
"I wanted my art to be functional and to be a reminder to make the passing of time entertaining, precious, and fun."
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