Carmen is currently working in cast glass and mixed media from her rural studio in Whanganui, New Zealand. 

Carmen's practice has evolved from early explorations of women's dress, into defining the 'specific techniques', such as crochet, used by women to create dress. Her current work examines how these traditional making processes can be drawn upon and visually remembered within the creation of her sculptural glass objects.

Carmen graduated from Whanganui UCOL in 2002, with a Bachelor of Fine Arts and from AUT in 2013 with a Master of Art and Design. Her glass work is exhibited within New Zealand and Internationally and has been bought by collectors in New Zealand, Australia, United Kingdom, and the USA.