Carolyn Hazel Drake is a Portland-based sculptor, arts educator and third-generation Oregonian. Her work integrates textiles, ceramics and domestic objects assembled and layered through traditional craft techniques and collage. Drake studied Literature & Architecture at Portland State University’s Honors College and spent a term as a curatorial research & writing intern for the Smithsonian American Art Museum, with a particular focus on sculpture. She has an M.Ed. in Arts Education and was a longtime public educator and arts administrator in Oregon school districts. She has been awarded the GLEAN residency, the Leland Ironworks Residency and the Suttle Lodge Artist Residency, and is an active participant in the annual Portland Textile Month. Her work has been shown at Guardino Gallery, Waterstone Gallery, Blackfish Gallery and the Sitka Art Invitational.