In late 2000, after leaving her teaching career in art, Carol Alleman expanded her artistic visions in clay to include the lost wax casting in bronze. Embracing the alchemistic nature of this ageless material and highly crafted process, she created her first bronze vessel, Miracles. Thus began the mystical and organic Tree of Life and Nature Vessel Series. This transition mirrored, to her, the longevity and ever changing character of nature as the bronze material holds inherent longevity and the patinas are ever, if softly, changing from season to season. Her signature, museum-quality work encompasses highly evolved, intricate patinas and vast cut-out areas providing dramatic displays of light - within the ancient, feminine vessel form. The infinity of the circular form, while open to receive and pour forth is a powerful essence for her. Companion Writings accompany each bronze - sharing the inspiration of each piece as she received it while typically including a poem. She hopes and expects each piece to continue to speak to its caretaker, with a Voice changing within each new season of their life. Combining the written word with her growing forest of bronze vessels, Carol additionally inspires audiences through her presentations and poetry readings.
Born in rural Pennsylvania, Carol Alleman obtained her degree in Art Education from the Pennsylvania State University (PA/USA) and continued graduate studies at the Lancaster Theological Seminary (PA/USA). Most recently, she has completed studies with various contemporary artists at the Scottsdale Artist School, Scottsdale, Arizona. She is an elected Signature Member of American Women Artists, a member of Allied Artists of America and a member of Artists for Conservation. Her work has been reviewed as a featured artist by Southwest Art, Phoenix Home and Garden and Western Art & Architecture. She has completed numerous commissions, exhibits widely across North America including numerous museums and has earned awards in many juried exhibitions, while appreciating an international collector base.