Caron O'Rourke creates sculpture and pottery in the fantastic mountains of inland, southern Spain. As a professional and practising artist she also offers specialist courses and practical workshops throughout the year at her studio which is located in the rural village of Los Encebras, Pinoso, Alicante. Art educators are welcome to the studio to continue their own professional development and training.
The local mountains contain a wealth of natural resources including stone, marble, colouring oxides and fantastic routes for hill walking and cycling. These surroundings have a direct influence on Caron's new work; the vibrancy of the natural light enhances the forms of the mountains and bring the diverse, natural forms into sharp focus when walking throughout the terraces. The superb quality of the Spanish, L'Amorqui limestone and local marble allows Caron and her students to permanently capture the fantastic light and colours when working within the sunshine.
The scale of the surrounding landscape has allowed Caron to create larger and stronger forms which reflect the beauty of the human form, natural textures and the geology of her local environment.