Carol Owen, Mixed Media Artist

Carol Owen is a mixed media artist working out of her studio in Pittsboro, North Carolina.  Carol creates three-dimensional assemblages of shrines, spirit houses and altered books.  Honoring family treasures and histories, she uses personal mementoes to celebrate and make sacred people, places and events.  These works of art often include secret compartments and niches, enticing the viewer to explore and reflect.

When she’s not in her studio creating art, Carol is often found teaching workshops across the United States and Canada.

Carol Owen

Carol Owen has been a professional artist for 30 years, working initially as a weaver and papermaker, and now in mixed media. She has exhibited throughout the United States.  Her work has appeared in many publications, including Collage for the Soul, and magazines including Mary Engelbreit’s Home Campanion (Dec/Jan 2008), Somerset Studio, Legacy and Country Living. Carol’s book, Crafting Personal Shrines, was published by Lark Books in October, 2004, and reprinted in soft cover in February, 2006.


Collage, Assemblage and Altered Art, by Diane Maurer-Mathison, published by Watson-Guptill available February, 2008
Mary Englebreit’s Home Companion – 2007/Jan 2008
Transparent Art, a Somerset Studio publication.
Somerset Workshop, published by Stampington & Company.
Handcrafted, published by Stampington & Company.
Altered Art by Terry Taylor, published by Lark Books.
The Art of Fabric Books by Jan Bode Smiley, published by C&T Publishing.
Board Books and Beyond by Jan Bode Smiley, published by C&T Publishing.