Carolina Portillo

Carolina hand makes one of a kind jewelry She works primarily with float glass (window glass), leather and other “found” materials. She appreciates the opportunity to create something new, meaningful and artistic out of recycled materials that might otherwise go unused. This is a cornerstone of her eco-friendly approach, aiming to create art that is both pleasing to the eye and unique at the same that it also treats the environment with respect.
Carolina was born and raised in Argentina, where she lived until she moved to the U.S. in 2001. She graduated from college with a degree in Tourism, focusing her class time on sustained development and the impact of tourism on native arts and crafts. Arts and crafts have always been a passion of hers. She enjoys working with them for the pleasure they bring to her and others, and she also believes in the cultural, social and economic influence they have in the community. She has a background working with pottery, glass fusing, beading, origami, paper crafts and flower arrangements.
In 2014 she spent a semester in South America taking glass fusing classes at the glass studios of the teacher artists that specialize in working on float glass.
In 2015, Carolina participated in several shows, including the Art in the Park exhibition in Charlestown Art on the Green at the Dallin Museum in Arlington, and Manchester by the Sea Art festival. She has also participated at the Boston Ahts Festival and Arts Fridays in Downtown Crossing in Boston. Among her achievements she was awarded "Top Ten Crafter" recognition at the Yankee Homecoming Festival in Newburyport and "Best of Crafts" in Art on the Pews in Cambridge.