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Carolinda Tolstoy Ceramics by Ernst J. Grube, Professor Emeritus, University of Venice and President of the East West Art Foundation, N.Y.C is a recent volume which presents much of Carolinda’s work. It is available from Art Books International, Amazon and at fine bookstores everywhere. ISBN 1874044 562.
View some sample spreads from the monograph.

Carolinda’s designs, pottery, and interiors are featured in many books, including Dream Homes by Andreas von Einsiedel and Joanna Thornycroft, Arabesque by Claudia Roden, Working with Clay by Susan Peterson, Who’s Who in Art, Three Journeys in the Levant by Shusha Guppy, and The Golden Age of Persian Art by Dr. Sheila Canby, Asst. Keeper at the British Museum.

Master Classes:

Carolinda has held master classes for 25 years, invited by the Royal College of Art, the Victoria and Albert Museum, the National Gallery, Central St. Martin’s School of Art, the National Museum of Scotland, London University’s School of Oriental and African Studies, and many other galleries, museums, schools, colleges and pottery centres. She is currently artist in residence at Watts Gallery, Compton, Surrey.


Carolinda speaks on the arts, heritage and Islamic culture, both for UK national broadcasting (Channel Four and the BBC) and extensively in Asia, the Arab world, and Russia.

She has been the subject of documentaries by Chengdu Television (China), Fuji International (Japan), NTV (Turkey), Deutche Weller (Germany), London TV Sky Networks (UK), IRoIB (Iran).

Newspapers and Magazines:

Carolinda has been the subject of more than fifty articles in specialist and general interest publications around the world. These include House and Garden UK, Hello, Ceramic Review, The World of Interiors, Cornucopia, Clay Times USA, Craftsman, The International Herald Tribune and the National Arts Collection Fund Quarterly.


Carolinda has worked as potter in residence around the world for over 30 years. She has particularly enjoyed her collaborations with the Umbaldo Grazia Maioliche Artiche Artigianali in Deruta, Italy, the Dadi Ceramique in Paris, France, the Ergami Ceramic Studio in Mytilene, Greece, and the Chelsea Pottery in London.

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