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Carol Ruff Franza artist profile

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One of the most important aspects of Carol Ruff Franza’s work is texture.

“To me there is beauty in the mark left behind when the clay is struck,” the artist says. “The fingerprints and gouges are unique expressions which record the journal of the creative search.”

Born in New Orleans and reared in southern states including Mississippi, Tennessee and Georgia, the imprint of those childhood years spent in the South influences Carol’s artwork to this day.

Carol is formally trained, having attended school at the Ringling School of Art in Sarasota, The Atlanta School of Art, Callanwolde Fine Arts Center in Atlanta, The Scottsdale Artist’s School, and the Loveland Academy.

Carol’s work is featured in important collections worldwide, including the Georgia governor’s mansion in Atlanta. One of Carol’s outdoor installations, a monument to the decade anniversary of Scottsdale’s Desert Mountain High School, is on public display near the city’s Palomino Library. In 2005, Southwest Art Magazine named Carol an “Artist to Watch” in their annual sculpture edition. Today, Carol makes her home in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Are you interested in purchasing Carol Ruff Franza’s work? Please check out Carol's art page or contact Turquoise Tortoise Gallery for more information.