What's your real name? How did you come up with your shop name?
My given name is Carol Charlene Maloy. After I married, I became Carol Maloy Kent. I wanted to keep my maiden name because of my daddy.... he wanted me to have it on my sculptures. So came the name CMKsculptures.
What inspired you do create your first mosaic?
Well, I made mosaic tiles for other mosaic artists so it only made sense for me to being making my own mosaic art.
Has mosaic art lead you to any other art forms/been a lead to any other passions?
Not really. I have always had other passions, like sculpting, drawing, sewing, crocheting, painting, and wood-craft. I did all of these before I found mosaic art .
Where does your inspiration come from?
Everyday things around me: flowers, a love of Victorian style homes.
Do you have any mosaic daydreams?...... is there one thing that you dream of being able to create someday?
I would love to get our old Victorian house remodeled beyond what we have been able to do. I dream about how I would love to see it. So far we are creating a new bedroom and bath/closet combo. I am slowly getting some Victorian style mosaic items done for our home.
Is being an artist your full-time job? What other jobs or hobbies consume your time?
Being an artist is full time for me, while not taking care of our home, yards, and our 3 fur babies. I love gardening, painting, sculpting, and cooking.
Tell us ,briefly, about your family.
I am the middle child of 9 kids: 4 sisters and 4 brothers (2 passed away). My folks are still living. I enjoy my times with my family. It's size is growing each year. I have been happily married to my dear hubby Randy for 29 years. We will celebrate our 30th anniversary in November of this year. We live in sunny Florida in an old Victorian style home.
Do you have one or two creations that have been favorites?
I love my 'For the Birds' birdhouse. It was my all time favorite mosaic piece I have done. My coffee table is my second favorite piece.
To see more of Carol's mosaic work, and her AMAZING handmade tiles, please head over to her Etsy shop!!!!