Carol Kraus Hamal
I had an early interest in painting and sculpture as a child and teen. Life circumstances led me to pursue an engineering degree, and as soon as time permitted, I turned to the arts as a hobby. I currently spend the most time creating hand-built ceramic pieces and sculpture. I believe that my technical background influences my work when I design and create my own specialty tools, and when I contemplate structural integrity during construction. My work evolves when to new subject matter upon the exploration of a new technique and by the influences from other artists work. There are just so many ideas and methods out there waiting for me to explore. When away from the ceramics studio, I gravitate toward drawing, painting, and computer graphics to satisfy my creative urges.