Carrol Dunford



I was born in Sydney in 1953 and have had a need to “make things” all my like. I love the satisfaction I get from “making it myself”.

My first competition win was when I was 9 years old. A hand made childs’ pyjama set. I designed and made all my own clothes, knitted all my own jumpers and cardigans.

My day time reality was working with figures and customer service eg bookkeeper, receptionist, bank teller, sales person, even bus conductress (for 3 mths). Art and Craft always gave me a creative outlet after hours.

For a number of years I was designing, making, painting and selling Kindy Bags. This was very successful but labour intensive and I moved on to other things.

I have always loved glass and it was during a jewellery lesson in 2000 that I was first introduced to Kiln Fired Glass. It became more than a passing hobby and in 2001, I bought my own glass kiln and formed my own business BURIED TREASURE. Having my own kiln gave me the freedom to work at home in my studio in Perth.

Three major events have interrupted my “new” working life. I had Breast cancer in 2001 and survived. My husband had Pancreatic cancer from 2007-2009 and sadly passed away and I have been struggling with a frozen R) shoulder since 2008 which brought me to a standstill. As at the time of writing I am returning once again to making the glass that I love.

AWARDS
2006 – Rockingham Council for the Arts and Crafts (Inc) Craft Awards
– Highly Commended
2005 – Rockingham Council for the Arts and Crafts (Inc) Craft Awards
– 1st Prize
2004 – Rockingham Council for the Arts and Crafts (Inc) Craft Awards
– 3rd Prize

- Canning Art Award
1st Prize – 3D Section
Highly Commended – 3D Section

- The York Society (Inc) Art and Craft Awards
1st Prize – Works in Glass
Highly Commended – Works in Glass

- Cockburn Community and Cultural Council (Inc) Art and Craft Exhibition
1st Prize – Open Section
Highly Commended – Open Section

- Hedland Art Award
Highly Commended – Cat 7 Best 3D Work

2003 – Canning Art Award
1st Prize – 3D Section

- Coolgardie Art Prize and Exhibition
Commendation – Cat 3 (Sculpture, Glass, Ceramics, Jewellery, Textiles)

GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2006 – St George Red and White Rose Ball – Burswood Casino
FLAIR 2006 – Ausglass Members Exhibition Perth
SYNETICS The Fusion of Opposites – Mundaring Art Centre
ARTISTS IN ARMS Exhibition – Mt Lawley
Rockingham Council for the Arts and Craft (Inc)

2005 – THE BUSH IN MY BACKYARD – Mundaring Arts Centre
A TOUCH OF GLASS 2005 – The Old Bakery on Eighth Gallery Maylands
SOUTHERN LIGHTS – Ausglass Members Exhibition Adelaide SA
City of Wanneroo Art Awards 2005
Rockingham Council for the Arts and Crafts (Inc) Craft Awards
Canning Art Award
The ART Show 2005 – SAS Campbell Barracks Swanbourne
The Coolgardie Day Art Prize and Exhibition 2005
IN MY BACKYARD – The Blender Gallery Joondalup
2005 Victoria Park Art Awards
Cockburn Community and Cultural Council (Inc) Art and Craft Exhibition
CREATE 2005
BAZAAR – Fremantle Art Centre – JMGA
A GARDEN AFFAIR – The Old Bakery Gallery Maylands
Hedland Art Award- Port Hedland

2004 – FLAIR 2004 – Ausglass Members Exhibition Perth
BAZAAR Fremantle Art Centre – AUSGLASS and JMGA
York Arts and Craft Awards 2004
Kalgoorlie-Boulder Art Prize
A TOUCH OF GLASS 2004 – Old Bakery on Eighth Gallery Maylands
The ART Show – SAS Campbell Barracks Swanbourne
ODYSSEY – Gallows Gallery Mosman Park
CREATE 2004 – Fremantle Arts Centre
Hedland Art Award – Port Hedland
Cockburn Community and Cultural Council (Inc) Art and Craft Exhibition

2003 – CREATE 2003 – Fremantle Arts Centre
NAUTICAL MILES – Monart Studio and Gallery Dalkeith
GARMENTS OF THE SOUL – Monart Studio and Gallery Dalkeith
Canning Art Award
York Arts and Craft Awards 2003
Kalgoorlie-Boulder Art Prize
A TOUCH OF GLASS 2003 – The Old Bakery on Eighth Gallery Maylands
IMAGES OF THE HEART – Monart Studio and Gallery Dalkeith
The ART Show 2003 – SAS Campbell Barracks Swanbourne
Hedland Art Award – Port Hedland
Coolgardie Art Prize and Exhibition
Ausglass Production Glass Exhibition – Kidogo Arthouse Fremantle
Ausglass Members Exhibition – Moores Building Comtemporary Art Gallery

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