Caro Blount-Shah is a Bradford based artist and teacher/arts facilitator, specialising in jewellery, artists’ books, and printmaking, particularly using photographic, embossing and carborundum techniques.
She has written of her recent work:
I like the idea of using art to look deeper and further into everyday things and the environment around us … I’m interested in darkroom photographic printing methods Cyanotype and Argyrotype, and placing objects (eg, leaves, stems, and found images) directly on sensitised paper and fabric to make images. I make concertina books which take time to cut fold and stitch or glue together. The books also take the reader time to view as they turn the pages or walk around and along them on a shelf.
Caro graduated from Reading University with an honours degree in Fine Art in 1978, and later returned to formal art education at Bradford College, graduating in 2008 with a Masters degree in Printmaking.
In addition to developing her own artwork career, her employment experience has included teaching, particularly in community settings, and arts administration, including funding coordination, in a range of voluntary sector and public sector organisations.
Caro’s own artwork has been exhibited across the region, including at the Bradford College Dye House Gallery; Saltaire Arts Trail; East Street Arts, Keighley; Cartwright Hall; the Leeds Library; and the South Square Gallery, Thornton.
Artist’s website: Caro Blount-Shah