After graduating from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1987 with a BFA in glass sculpture, Carla Caruso moved to the hills of western Massachusetts.
Jonesing for the bright lights, Carla moved back to New York City and spent a few years slinging drinks and waiting tables in the early days of Williamsburg's hipster migration. But the call of small town living led Carla back to western Massachusetts. Deciding between pastry chef and jeweler, Carla found her creative outlet in the latter and she founded Carla Caruso Jewelry in 2001 (she still loves to bake).
She lives in a farmhouse in Ashfield, MA with her faithful pup Birdie, works in a studio above her garage, and continues to design and make each and every piece by hand.