Cari Washburn holds a BFA studio art degree in Ceramics, as well as a K-12 teaching certificate in Art. She has taught in both Austin and Round Rock school districts and is an active member in the art community. She currently serves on the board for RRA and RRAEA and is a member of several other arts based organizations. She maintains a studio in Austin where she participates in shows and conducts art workshops throughout the year. Her work which is whimsical in nature, serves as a playful reminder to everyone, to nurture the inner child that lives within each of us.
Most recently I have been combining my three-dimensional ceramic work with my encaustic paintings. I continue to be interested in the visual contrast between antiquity and modernism. In addition, I have been incorporating the use of ceramic masks and visual layers in my work as symbols of the many different roles that we all maintain within our own everyday lives.