Caroline Illsley Barnett was born in London. She was a student at Kingston School of Fine Art where, in 1957, she met her first husband, Leslie ILLSLEY. After moving to St Ives they acquired St Ives Pottery in 1962. Until the birth of their daughter, Saskia, she worked alongside Leslie designing and producing pots for Troika Pottery. She is now married to Anthony Barnett and continues her career as a potter, sculptor and painter in St Ives.
Painter in oil and acrylics; ceramics