The Orb Vintage Redesign Art
Caryn Banker – Artisan Bio
Welcome, my name is Caryn, a resident Tampa Bay Artisan, the owner + designer at The Orb Vintage Redesign Art.
My education in Art began in fashion and costume design. I attended the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising, received a bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts from Arizona State, and a Master of Fine Arts from the Yale School of Drama.
Following my studies, my career started in film and theatre productions design, including design for the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, Seattle Repertory, the Goodman Theater in Chicago, LA Shakespeare Festival, Playmaker’s Rep in Chapel Hill, NC and more.
In 1997 I married and relocated to London United Kingdom to work with Fashion Designer, Clariscia Gill of CG Couture. In 1999 we settled in Hong Kong China while my husband embarked on an international career. While in Asia, I taught Art at the Kellett British International School of Hong Kong, and Little Picasso Studio. During this period, I studied Asian oil painting, printmaking, ceramics, and Chinese brush painting.
After over twenty years of living overseas, my family and I repatriated to the U.S. Settling in beautiful Tampa Bay, Florida, an inspiring creative community, I started The Orb Vintage Art Redesign, A small studio that combines my disparate design and art influences into sympathetically restored furniture, home décor and furnishings.
Warmly, Caryn Banker