Cary Lane grew up in a safe circle of creativity and scientific wonder. Her scientist dad and pianist mom gave her the time and paper to fill the kitchen table and floor with paintings and drawings.
At California State University Long Beach Cary found the ceramics department: a vibrant program led by dedicated professors and unified students. With ceramic sculpture she began a conscious adult life as a dedicated artist.
Throughout her M.F.A. and various artist-in-residency programs, she discovered Bellingham, Washington, where she fell in love with a fisherman. Cary settled in the foothills of Mount Baker and had two children. Now she works as a mother and artist amongst dogs, cedar trees, and a close community.