Welcome My name is Carrie Burke, I am a NZ Jeweller and Artist. Growing up on a farm in the Wairarapa I have always had an affinity for being 'outdoors'. A move to Wellington as a teenager enabled me to also fall in love with the vibrancy of the city. "Nature is truly the most magnificent designer ever and a source of constant inspiration for me. At heart, I am a sculptor and I enjoy treating paint as another material in the toolbox!
I graduated from The Learning Connexion in 2007 and I loved my time there. It was during this time that I discovered the joy of molten metal, it was a totally unexpected thrill for me and I was hooked on the process right from the start.
I am passionate about the 'benefits' for a society when we value creativity-and in this spirit, I accepted an invitation to become a member of the NZ national committee for the World Art Games inaugural event in Croatia, June 2013. I am proud to say I come from a 'small nation at the bottom of the world', were we are known for our innovative no.8 wire solutions-referenced in the work I am taking with me.!
If you would like to support my efforts to put Kiwi artists in the global picture, then consider donating to me at www.pledgeme.co.nz/815
To hear our recent interview go to http://www.radionz.co.nz/national/programmes/artsonsunday/20130303
This site will continue to grow over time, along with my portfolio and I would like to invite you to be a part of this creative exploration by coming back and visiting again from time to time.
Enjoy your browsing, and thanks for helping me continue to share my enthusiasm for the Arts!