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'The Story of Dorienne Carmel'

About Artdor Gallery

Artdor Gallery, the esteemed home of Dorienne Carmel's artistry, offers a unique immersion into the realms of creativity and imagination. Born into the vibrant culture of the United Kingdom, Dorienne Carmel has dedicated her life to the pursuit of artistic excellence, blending traditional techniques with a vivid imagination to sculpt whimsical narratives.

At Artdor Gallery, the magic of ceramic artistry is brought to life through the masterful hands of Dorienne Carmel, an acclaimed contemporary sculptor whose creations delve deep into the realm of whimsy and profound artistic expression.

Each custom ceramic portrait is more than just a piece of art; it's a journey through narratives, emotions, and unparalleled craftsmanship, beginning with your photograph and ending with a masterpiece that captures the very essence of its subject.

Dorienne Carmel: A Multifaceted Artist and Sculptor Extraordinaire"

The Creative Process

In the sanctuary of her studio, nestled within the tranquility of her garden in Hertfordshire, Dorienne embarks on her creative journeys. Here, amidst her favorite artists’ books and the tools of her craft, she transforms raw materials into expressions of her imaginative spirit. Dorienne's process is both intuitive and deliberate, a dance between the material and the idea, where clay becomes the medium through which stories are told. The studio, a place of boundless creativity, reflects the artist's deep connection to her work, with each sculpture embodying a piece of her journey.

Dorienne's Journey

Dorienne Carmel, a distinguished figure in the world of contemporary sculpture, has honed her craft through years of dedicated study and practice, including significant periods at Hatfield University and Byam Shaw Art School.

Her commitment to excellence is evident not only in her educational background but also in the array of prestigious awards she has garnered throughout her career for her ceramic sculptures.


These accolades include the Special Mention Award at the Terevarna Competition, the Go Grandma 1st Place Award, and multiple Honourable Mentions at Art Show International Galleries for her captivating and unique sculptures​ (Artmajeur Online Art Gallery)​.


Dorienne's artistic path is paved with years of rigorous training and enriched by a deep, intrinsic passion for ceramic arts. Her educational background from prestigious institutions like Hatfield University and Byam Shaw Art School has provided her with a robust foundation in traditional techniques, which she masterfully blends with innovative methods.

Artdor Gallery was born from Dorienne’s vision to create a space where art is not merely observed but experienced, a place where her sculptures can evoke stories and stir emotions. Over the years, the gallery has grown in reputation, attracting art lovers from around the globe and receiving critical acclaim for its contributions to the contemporary art scene.

Dorienne's Art

Each creation at Artdor Gallery by Dorienne Carmel is a symphony of creativity and craftsmanship. Her specialty lies in her ability to capture the essence of her subjects, transforming a simple block of clay into a life-like portrait or a dynamic sculptural form.

The process is intricate and personalized, utilizing an array of clays and glazing techniques that ensure durability and aesthetic beauty.
From stately garden sculptures to intimate indoor pieces, each work is a celebration of the clay’s potential and the artist’s vision.

Clients are encouraged to engage deeply with the creation process, making each commissioned piece a true collaboration and a reflection of their personal taste and emotional landscape.

Embracing Creativity & Imagination

Dorienne Carmel's sculptures are not just artistic creations; they are embodiments of an imaginative spirit that dares to explore beyond the conventional. Each piece is a story, a whimsical narrative sculpted from clay, inviting us to delve into a world where fantasy and reality merge. Dorienne's commitment to her craft is evident in the meticulous details, the expressive characters, and the vibrant life that emanates from each sculpture.


Her ability to capture the essence of emotion, character, and story within her work is a beacon for all who seek the extraordinary in the mundane. At Artdor Gallery, creativity knows no bounds, and imagination is the key to unlocking a world of wonder and delight. Welcome, and let your journey into the heart of whimsy and wonder begin.

Connect With Artdor Gallery

Artdor Gallery is not just a venue for viewing art—it's a platform for connecting with the creative vision of Dorienne Carmel. We invite art lovers, collectors, and anyone with a curiosity for the whimsical to reach out, engage with the art, and learn more about the stories behind each piece.

We invite you to explore the artful creations at Artdor Gallery, whether you are considering commissioning a personalised sculpture or simply wish to admire the exquisite pieces in our collection. Contact us to discover how these tangible expressions of art can enhance your space and life.

At Artdor Gallery, every piece tells a story, and we look forward to being part of yours. If you would like to order any of the products on our website, or you would love to have your very own one created, just input your details into our 'Contact Us Form' and Dorienne will be in touch to assist you. You can also contact Dorienne by telephone by calling 07780 600 470.

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