About Carol Tanenbaum

Growing up in New York, my work has been informed by that City’s extraordinarily rich arts and cultural scene. I developed two values as a young person that have stayed with me my whole life: a strong sense of social concern and my love of the arts.

Flowing a 25-year career in the public and nonprofit sectors, where I worked as a social worker, youth agency director, fundraiser and organizational consultant, I was able to switch direction to become an arts administrator for California’s state arts council. There, I ran the touring, presenting and dance programs. When I retired, I once again changed course and began to make art.

First I made jewelry exclusively from materials I bought in stores. Then, wanting to make all the elements for jewelry from scratch, I focused on creating ceramic beads, glass flame-work beads and beads from paper.

My formal studies in making art have taken place at The California College of the Arts, The Crucible, the Richmond Art Center, and Studio One which is part of Oakland’s Park and Recreation Division.

Currently, I am entranced by glass. I love the way light is reflected by it and transmitted through it. Most recently, my training in kiln formed glass has taken place at Bullseye Glass in Emeryville, and Stained Glass Garden in Berkeley.

As a member of the Artist Conference Network* my vision has evolved to become that of a bird soaring through the air, pouring my whole self into a cauldron
of possibilities.

*A Miracle Space For Gifted Fools.

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