ABOUT THE GALLERY
The Carole A. Berk, Ltd Gallery opened in the late 80s in Bethesda, MD and specialized in 20th Century Decorative Art. Carole was the foremost dealer in Clarice Cliff pottery, Keith Murray pottery and other English designers. In addition she specialized in Mexican silver from Taxco circa 1930-70. In 1994 she co-authored the book Mexican Silver, published by Schiffer. The book is now in its 4th printing. Her collections also included bakelite, rattan furniture, English glass and other European decorative art.
During the 90’s Carole exhibited at various Modernism shows in New York City, Chicago, Miami, Detroit and Los Angeles. With the advent of the web and its reach, Carole was able to close the retail location and sell exclusively through her online gallery with occasional shows around the country.
Carole’s passion is still first and foremost in Mexican Silver. Lately she has found a new interest in what she calls “couture” costume jewelry by such designers as Givenchy, YSL, Chanel, Ann Klein and others. She also shows wonderful unsigned pieces.
Carole Berk was born and raised in the New York area. She attended Wheaton College in Norton, Mass and received her BS from Southern Conn. College in 1962. She has been in the D.C. area since 1969.
In the late 70s Carole founded Botanical Interiors an interior landscaping firm. She installed plants in commercial and residential spaces and maintained them on a contractual basis. The Carole. A Berk, Ltd. Gallery was founded in 1987.