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Carol Lee Shanks

Carol Lee Shanks' long career has been dedicated to designing unique handcrafted clothing designs and textile art pieces. She has a great reverence for cloth, allowing it to be the foundation of her inspiration and personally constructs each garment, one by one, building collections made from carefully selected fine materials. Her dressing concept encompasses coordinated silhouettes layered for style and comfort.  She has designed an understated, timeless look meant to be collected piece by piece over many seasons.

Carol has a degree in Textile and Costume Design from the University of California at Davis. She now works and exhibits her clothing and textile art from her Berkeley, California studio. Her work is shown and sold in galleries throughout the United States and has been included in international shows and fiber art publications.

Seattle-based arts writer Robin Updike, quoted from her article “Carol Lee Shanks: Refining the Silhouette” in the July 2012 issue of Ornament magazine, comments on Carol's work:

"Not only is Carol's clothing singular in its architectonic-meets-romantic aesthetic, but there's an impressive element of environmental awareness in her work. For instance, Carol tries to use up scraps of fabric each season, sometimes using tiny leftovers as ornament on other fabrics. Or she simply makes two-dimensional artworks - fabric collages really - to hang on the wall. Lots of style, not much waste. It's impressive."

 

Announcement, 3/11/21: NEW COLLECTION - SPECIAL SALE EVENT

For a limited time we are offering a special collection from this artist at a 15% discount.  In a grouping that lends itself to infinite mixing, matching and layering possibilities, we have in most instances created collages demonstrating various ways these lovely pieces can be worn, but by no means the only possibilities!  Please visit Carol's Sale Section to view these wonderful garments, and take advantage of rare discouned prices.

 



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CAROL LEE SHANKS: Chambray Cap Sleeve Top

CAROL LEE SHANKS: Chambray Cap Sleeve Top

Linen chambray. Pants also available; please see separate listing. Gentle wash, cool; mild soap. Hang to dry. For further information, please contact the gallery.


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CAROL LEE SHANKS: Collage Jacket, Black

CAROL LEE SHANKS: Collage Jacket, Black

Wool/cotton pieced and patched black jacket.  This jacket shows off Carol's great styling, with its slight flare through the body and her unique mixed-texture touches.  Truly versatile - wear it everywhere, whether dressing up or down. One size, 23” long from mid-back neck to hem. Dry clean only, please. #298-20


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CAROL LEE SHANKS: Striped Tunic

CAROL LEE SHANKS: Striped Tunic

Double-weave stripe solid cotton slim 3/4 tunic. Front pockets. Mid back neck to hem, 29" (note: has a slight scoop in the back and lays below the top of the neck). Gentle wash cool, mild soap, hang to dry.


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CAROL LEE SHANKS: White Dot Tunic

CAROL LEE SHANKS: White Dot Tunic

Dot cotton with seersucker cotton with nylon 3/4 tunic. Front pockets. Mid back neck to hem, 31.5" (note: has a slight scoop in the back and lays below the top of the neck). Gentle wash cool, mild soap, hang to dry.


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CAROL LEE SHANKS: Linen Little Crop Top, Black

CAROL LEE SHANKS: Linen Little Crop Top, Black

Collapse weave linen little crop top. One size. Gentle wash, cool, mild soap; hang to dry.
$200.00

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CAROL LEE SHANKS: Dot Linen Rectangle Tunic

CAROL LEE SHANKS: Dot Linen Rectangle Tunic

One size. Gentle wash cool, mild soap; hang to dry.
$260.00

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CAROL LEE SHANKS: Triangle Top, Midnight

CAROL LEE SHANKS: Triangle Top, Midnight

Crushed silk habutai. Hand wash cool, mild soap, towel dry. Crush into a ball; allow to dry to desired shape. One Size. Available colors: white, cream, silver, grey, black, midnight blue or navy, periwinkle, tamarack green, olive, plum and red. See under separate listings, or contact the Gallery. Excellent for layering: Shown, far right, over...
$198.00

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CAROL LEE SHANKS: Little Crop Top

CAROL LEE SHANKS: Little Crop Top

Collapse Weave Linen, Tobacco, one size. Also available in Indigo and Silver. Flat Front Pants: see separate listing.
$198.00

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CAROL LEE SHANKS: Cotton Twill Pants, Grey, M

CAROL LEE SHANKS: Cotton Twill Pants, Grey, M

Cotton twill weave flat front short pants, grey. Gentle wash, cool, mild soap; hang to dry.
$280.00

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CAROL LEE SHANKS: Cotton Flannel Pants, M

CAROL LEE SHANKS: Cotton Flannel Pants, M

Cotton flannel gusset leg pant, black. Gentle wash, cool, mild soap; hang to dry.
$300.00

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