NORTH CAROLINA 2005-2019: Carolyn's husband Tom passed away in 2010, and pottery helped fill the void once he was gone. She had continued with her pottery in NC but began to exhibit her pottery more frequently in the New Bern area at the gallery at City Potters, Tryon Palace Gift Shop, Bank of the Arts and Carolina Creations. In January 2016 she was one of seven potters doing a three hour "Empty Bowls" marathon of bowl making at Craven Council Arts Council's Bank of the Arts . CNC would have to say that her artistic body of work over the years has been experimentation and innovation, a strange but accurate description. (The piece pictured in the BBQ is her first experimental working mini kiln in which she actually fired tiny pots. ) Several other kilns of her design followed during the last years in the South.