Artist Bio - Carrie Root
Native Vermonter Carrie Root is a life-long artist, always creating new works with various mediums including clay, fiber, paint, and found objects. After 16+ years as a lead merchandiser and buyer for several catalog companies, Carrie left the corporate world and started to focus on her childhood dream of being a professional artist. Looking for something new and inspiring to rekindle her passions, she remembered the stained glass window she made in a studio class over 20 years ago. This piece still hangs in her post and beam porch which Carrie and her husband built with 150-year-old reclaimed wood from a family-owned barn on their Addison property. One to never throw away art supplies, she dug out her soldering iron and some dusty pieces of glass, retaught herself the art of stained glass, and has vowed to never take a desk job again. Carrie lives on a 18 acre property near the base of Snake Mountain with her husband, two children, and four Siberian Huskies - complete with a sugar house, workshop, and rustic cabin that is now her stained glass studio. Carrie embraces all things nature, and this is often the inspiration for new projects.