Eve Carey graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1943, studying at the Arts Students League in New York City under the Japanese painter Kuniyoshi. She continued her study in Provincetown, MA, where she worked as a jeweler and shared a storefront with the well-known artist Peter Hunt. In 1946, Carey received a Masters of Arts degree in Ceramics from Alfred University, Alfred, New York. For her thesis she researched majolica, for it combined her passion for painting and her fondness for form. She was able to create glaze formulas that at high temperatures held their color and background. With these new glaze techniques, Carey replaced the original earthenware used by the early majolica potters. Her work, like her Italian mentors, had religious, mythical and allegorical themes. Some were whimsical representations of fables, myth and legends. Other pieces had more basic designs of blueberry branches, dogwoods or blue birds. Still other pieces rely on classic designs that are reminiscent of baroque or gothic patterns with acanthus leaves or gioch and with an almost Asian influence.