Caroline Finlay trained at Grays School of Art, Aberdeen, Scotland, UK.
She is currently developing the use of enamel and different surface finishes. These include Basse-taille and Champleve enamelling techniques and matt textural and surface finishes.
Caroline is inspired by her natural surroundings and the Sea. Interested not only in the textures, colours and marks found by the shoreline but the symbiotic relationship of plants, creatures, the tide, seasons and life cycles and wishes to echo this in her jewellery.
Caroline works mainly in silver incorporating enamel and use silversmithing and traditional jewellery craft skills. She particularly interested in mark making on metal surfaces and techniques include; embossing, piercing, punching, hammering, etching, raising and forming. She enjoys the process from start to finish of gathering inspiration through photographs and found objects and sketching or digitally enhancing an idea and developing it at the bench. Caroline loves the way a piece evolves at each stage and the spontaneity that experimental enamelling allows. The techniques used mean every piece is unique.