Carol Roeda makes art for many reasons. In the early 80's she and her husband packed a van full of Carol's hand made pottery and drove to the Ann Arbor Art Fair, hoping to sell enough mugs, fondue pots and candle holders to adopt a child. Ten years later when the first of their three kids went off to college, Carol sculpted singing angels from clay and hand colored whimsical dancing silhouettes in anticipation of the first tuition bill.
And now 15 years later, Carol has a thriving studio, two stores, four grandkids, a house in the country and a big dog named Scout. Every morning, after a cup of coffee on the loveseat with her husband, Carol makes her way downtown to her old warehouse studio. There, surrounded by the angels, nativities, silhouettes, and garden dancers that got her kids through school, Carol is using a little bit of paint and a whole lot of ingenuity to transform steel and magnets into a new decorating system called Move Me. With the quick click of a magnet, her hand painted metal adornments transform refrigerators, frames, mirrors, lamps, even walls into a means of personal expression, easily changed to express the joy of every celebration, every holiday, every season, for every reason.
The possibilities are endless, which is good because Carol does not like to be idle. She creates and dreams with her hands. She's an entrepreneur, artist, designer, inventor, a gotan- idea-in-the-middle-of-the-night-maker. She loves mix and match metal, color and clay, fabrics and graphics. She has a passion for making art, a passion for telling her story and a passion for selling her wares to customers who use her art to tell their story and make their traditions to communicate their feelings and express their hope for the future. And that is truly Art for a Reason.