Carrol Boyes Biography
Carrol Boyes, renowned South African artist, designer and businesswoman, passed away Wednesday night. Boyes founded the Cape Town-based brand – Carrol Boyes SA – in 1991. Over the years, she has “deftly crafted a coveted and high-end product range of upmarket home and lifestyle items.”
South African artist and designer Carrol Boyes dies Channel 24 South African artist Carrol Boyes died on Wednesday after a brief illness. https://t.co/BquNBYdN4X via @theafricamentor #business #africabiz pic.twitter.com/DiDeZlLMzY
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Carrol Boyes Age
She was 65 years old.
Carrol Boyes Education
Carrol Boyes wanted her brand to live on ‘long after I’m gone’. Here’s how the former teacher built a global business – Business Insider South Africa https://t.co/AsmlF20CjD
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Boyes was a fine arts graduate with a major in sculpting from the University of Pretoria. Prior to that, she was an English teacher; but decided at the age of 35 to live her dream of being an artist.
Carrol Boyes Career as Bussines women
An icon. One my favourite designers, ever. Deeply saddened by her passing ? I will continue celebrating her life by filling my kitchen with Carrol Boyes kitchenware ? https://t.co/GMyHxNeDFg
— Ausi Hloni ? (@Lolo_Maps) August 15, 2019
At the time, Boyes began making crafts from her home in Cape Town. Two years later, she founded Carrol Boyes SA. According to the company website, Boyes’ products are,
Boyes’ aim was to “combine sculpture with functionality”. As a result, her home ware products and table-top accessories transform any home into a haven where art and creativity meets purpose.
In addition, Boyes also transformed her company into a multi-cultural organisation which supports gender empowerment:
“The company’s ethos is driven by a sincere commitment to the betterment and welfare of individuals in the community and workplace.”
Carrol Boyes Teaching
Before her passing, Boyes returned to her teaching roots. She worked within the guidelines set by sector education and training authorities in South Africa; focusing on “skills development, training implementation and growth.”
Judgy couple at old church gave us a very ugly bowl for our wedding. I took great delight in returning it to shop & chose the ‘rudest’ @CarrolBoyes item I could find to replace it. I knew they would not approve. Still love our sexy CB pickle fork 19 years later #RIPCarrolBoyes pic.twitter.com/oSEnBG5eS2
— Blu (@LiquoriceTea) August 15, 2019
Carrol Boyes Death
As reported by Channel 24, Boyes passed away after a brief illness. Carrol Boyes SA spokesperson, Michele Stuurman, also told the outlet that “Carrol will be remembered for her love, her story and her quirky creativity.”
South African artist Carrol Boyes died on Wednesday after a brief illness. She was 65.
Carrol was the founder, creator and CEO of The Carrol Boyes retailer in Cape Town.
Company spokesperson Michelé Stuurman confirmed the tragic news, saying: “Carrol will be remembered for her love, her story and her quirky creativity.”
“Carrol leaves our nation with a legacy of excellence, unity, empowerment and pioneering functional art. She will be greatly missed,” she added.
Carrol Boyes Cause of Death
The cause of death has not yet been confirmed; however, a media statement will be released in due course.
If you know me, you’ll know that I’ve loved the @CarrolBoyes brand for the longest time. This has shaken me and I wish her family, friends, staff and business network all the strength to work through this terribly sad occurence. She was iconic and created an entire industry. https://t.co/ZDuXHKrjMB
— Kim Lancley Pietersen (@KimLPietersen) August 15, 2019
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