by JENNIFER FRAKES | photos by Zeena Gregg Photography

Love of Art

Carol and Harvey Korfin are local artists with a passion for expressing their creativity. Carol is a fused glass artist and Harvey is a clock maker who creates clocks from old computer parts. The two have a studio in their home where they create their artwork to share with the world. “I love being out in our studio and creating items to display at shows, galleries, gift shops, and bazaars. We love telling people about the processes involved in our art and get great enjoyment from our creations finding loving homes,” revealed Carol, who also shared that they will be attending the Carmel Valley Artists Show & Sale on Saturday, Dec. 5.

faces_korfins_2According to Carol, Harvey has been handy since his days of being a builder and general contractor early in their married life. “A few years ago, he took an old computer board and one of my clock motors and made a clock for our computer engineer son, who loved it! All our son’s friends wanted one. Harvey’s style speaks directly to techies, as does the name of his business, Tic Toc Tech Clocks,” related Carol. As for Carol, she has always loved art and dabbled in many mediums over the years. However, once she started making glass she found her true passion. Carol is inspired by everything around her, including the natural world. “I specialize in Judaica items, as well as animal and musical themed items. I incorporate a lot of organic materials that leave their impressions on the glass,” said Carol.

faces_korfins_1Prior to their retirement 10 years ago and their entrance into the world of creating art, Carol sold insurance and Harvey was a financial planner. The high school sweethearts have two children and four grandchildren. Although they raised their children in Saratoga Springs, NY, they left the Northeast looking for warmer weather. “We got tired of the cold winters, so we moved to Orlando, FL. When we discovered that you could get warmth without humidity, we relocated to San Diego,” laughed Carol. She and Harvey fell in love with Southern California living and are thrilled to live in Carmel Valley where the openness of the developments, the friendliness of the people, and the many places to be outdoors rank among their favorite aspects of 92130. When Carol and Harvey are not creating art, they enjoy traveling, spending time with family and friends, and playing pickleball.


At-A-Glance

Names: Carol and Harvey Korfin
Professions: Carol – retired insurance salesperson; Harvey – financial planning
Community: Carmel Country Highlands since 1993
Hobbies: Travel, pickleball, family, friends
Favorite local Spots: Starbucks, Let’s Go Home Decor & Gifts, Souplantation, Carmel Valley and Ocean Air Rec Centers