Caroline Stokesberry-Lee - Jewellery
About Caroline Stokesberry-Lee
When did you start taking an interest in art?
I have always loved anything creative, and feel happiest when I am designing or making! I started pursuing art more seriously at GCSE Level, and also studied History of Art at A Level.
What course have you studied or currently studying?
I took classes in jewellery and silversmithing at Ulster University, and various private one to one tuition with Goldsmiths based in Ireland.
Who or what inspires your art?
I grew up on the North Coast of Ireland, where I was deeply inspired by the raw rugged coastlines and the mythical undertones of the Irish countryside, which surrounded me. My jewellery resonates a deep appreciation of the poetic beauty found in everyday life. Raw and uncut gemstones are often used in her work as a reflection of the untamed beauty and delicacy of nature.
What do you hope people take from your work?
Much of my work is one of a kind and unique, and this is a very important aspect when designing and creating new pieces. My aim is to create a piece that the wearer can treasure and pass on through generations.
Do you have any other interests?
I also have a love for writing, and have written poems which, have been published in local magazines. Aside from creative pursuits, I have a love for horses, and have been horse riding since childhood.
What is your favourite memory of your time at Ulster University?
My overall enjoyment for the course, and creating jewellery. It really nurtured my interest in pursuing jewellery further.
What is next for you creatively?
I am currently working on a new collection, which will be introduced later this year hopefully.