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Artist: Kyle Carpenter

Artist: Kyle Carpenter
Kyle Carpenter, NORTH CAROLINA
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Kyle Carpenter is a full-time studio potter with over 15 years experience in the ceramic arts.

Building his skills in the tradition of folk and contemporary North Carolina potters, he combines a unique talent for illustration with the making of three-dimensional forms.  Utility and beauty go hand in hand in bringing together both literal and abstract imagery, inviting the eye to relate the design and form of the pot.  His goal is to create an evolving body of high quality pottery in his studio while, at a broader level, promoting the tradition

2000 University of North Carolina at Asheville, Asheville, NC, Bachelor of Fine Arts

Kyle Carpenter Studio Pottery, Asheville, NC, Sole Proprietor, June 2002 - Present

Asheville High School, Asheville, NC, Art Teacher, Ceramics Teacher Feb. 2002 - June

2002 Blue Ridge Community College, Flat Rock, NC, Pottery Instructor Aug. 2000 - April

2001 Highwater Clays, Technical, Sales, Asheville, NC, May 2000 - Nov. 2001

National Pottery Tours / Exhibitions:
Pottery on the Hill, Washington, DC, 2016

St. Croix Pottery Tour, North Branch, MN, 2015, 2016, 2017

16 Hands Studio Tour, Floyd, VA, Spring, 2015

Hilltown 6 Studio Tour, Dogbar Studio, West Hampton, MA 2014 Art of the Pot Studio Tour, Austin, TX 2013

Museum / Arts Center / College Exhibitions:
University of Alaska Southeast, Visiting Artist & Exhibitor, Juneau, AK, 2016

NC Potters Market Invitational, Charlotte, NC, Mint Museum, 2008-2010, 2013-2016

Art of the Cup: Functional Comfort, New Orleans, LA, The Ogden Museum, 2009, 2010

Functional Ceramics 2012, Ohio Craft Museum, traveling exhibition, 2012

Invitational Woodfire Conference, Waubonsee Community College, 2016

American Pottery Festival, Northern Clay Center, Minneapolis, MN 2013

Odyssey Center for the Ceramic Arts Invitational, Saint Petersburg, FL, 2011

Form & Function: An Invitational, Santa Barbara, CA, Westmont College, 2008

O the Art of Giving, New Orleans, LA, The Ogden Museum of Southern Art and Craft, 2007

Sculptural/Functional: UNCA Clay, Center for Craft, Creativity and Design, Hendersonville, NC 2006-2007

Kyle Carpenter: New Works” solo show, Cary, NC, Jordan Hall Arts Center, Oct. 2003

Stoneware Forms, solo show, Cary, NC, Jordan Hall Arts Center, 2003

Strictly Functional Pottery National Lancaster, PA, Market Place Craft Center, 2001

UNCA Alumni Exhibition, Asheville, NC, Owen Gallery, 2000-2008

UNCA Student Invitational, Asheville, NC, Asheville Gallery of Art, 1999

UNCA Student Exhibition, Greensboro, NC, 1998, 1999

UNCA Student Exhibition, Asheville, NC, Owen Gallery, 1998, 1999, 2000

Exhibitions Curated:
Asheville in Atlanta, Mudfire Gallery, Atlanta, GA, 2008-2011, 2007, 2003-2004

Local Clay, Asheville, NC, Asheville Area Arts Council, Front Gallery, 2005

Gallery Exhibitions:
Brown Pots, St. Joseph, MI, Schaller Galler, 2017

6 Friends, Iowa City, IA, AKAR Gallery, 2017

FLUX=RAD, Portland, OR, NCECA Exhibition, 2017

Yunomi Invitational, Iowa City, IA, AKAR Gallery, 2010-2014, 2016, 2017

Design + Crafted, Atlanta, GA, Signature Gallery, 2016

NC Potters, St. Joseph, MI, Schaller Gallery, 2016

Mudfire Gallery/ Solo Shows, Atlanta, GA:

New Work, 2010

Surface, 2009

The Pot Adorned, 2008 Put a lid on it, 2007

Contemporary Tradition, 2007

Kyle Carpenter: New Works, 2005, 2006 Rhythm, 2004

Serve This!, 2004

Teapots-A-Go-Go, 2003, 2004, 2006 Making Marks, 2003

Design + Crafted, Atlanta, GA, Signature Shop, 2015

WNC: Our Functional Family, Asheville, NC, Asheville Arts Council, 2015

Flowers & Foliage, St. Joseph, MI, Schaller Gallery, 2015

New Work, Philadelphia, PA, The Clay Studio, 2014

Solo Exhibition, Iowa City, IA, AKAR Gallery, 2013

Interpreting the Cup, Bakersville, NC, Crimson Laurel Gallery, 2011

Dining out with Frank Invitational, Chapel Hill, NC, Frank Gallery, 2011

Dining with FRANK, Chapel Hill, NC, FRANK Gallery, 2011

Earth Tones, Philadelphia, PA, The Clay Studio, 2011

NCECA Gallery Expo, Tampa, FL, Schaller Gallery, 2011

Salt of the Earth, solo show, Bakersville, NC, Crimson Laurel Gallery, 2010

Clay and Blogs, Southern Pines, NC, Arts Council Gallery, 2010

Flora, group exhibition, Red Lodge, Montana, Schaller Gallery, 2010

New Work, Iowa City, Iowa, AKAR Gallery, 2010

Sexy Pots, Asheville, NC, American Folk Art & Framing, 2010

Asheville in the Bull City, Durham, NC, Claymakers Gallery, 2010

100 Under 1000, Raleigh, NC, Lee Hansley Gallery, 2009

Two Fine Folk, Two person show, Seneca, SC, Blue Ridge Arts Council, 2009

30 X 5, Iowa City, IA, AKAR Gallery, 2010

Serving Show, Bakersville, NC, Crimson Laurel Gallery, 2009

More Than Skin Deep, Baltimore, MD, Baltimore Clayworks, 2009

Ceramic Invitational, Oak Park, Illinois, Terra Incognito, 2009

Winterfest,” Baltimore, MD, Baltimore Clayworks, 2008

Exploring Surface Design, Asheville, NC, American Folk Art & Framing, 2008

Clayspace Co-op: New Work, Asheville, NC, Asheville Area Arts Council, Front Gallery, 2008

Blackbird, Asheville, NC, American Folk Art & Framing, 2008

Performances in Clay II, Chattanooga, TN, The Gallery, 2007

Creative Diversions: Influences of Traditional NC Art & Craft, Manteo, NC, Roanoke Island/ Festival Park Gallery, 2007

Pushing Tradition: Asheville’s New Voices,” Athens, GA, Good Dirt Gallery, 2007

100 under 100, Columbia, NC, Pacosin Art Center, 2007

Moments in Nature, Chattanooga, TN, The Gallery, 2007

Performances in Clay, Chattanooga, TN, The Gallery, 2006

Jerry Miller Award Winners, Cary, NC, Town Hall, 2006

UNCA Clay, Asheville, NC, Artemisia Gallery, 2006

The Abundant Table, Asheville, NC American Folk Gallery, 2005

Kyle Carpenter: New Works, Carrboro, NC, NC Crafts Gallery, 2005

Butter Dish, Asheville, NC, Odyssey Gallery, 2004

Two Person Exhibition, Asheville, NC, Asheville Arts Alliance, Front Gallery, 2004

Functional Ceramics & Experimental Fibers, Tryon, NC, The Upstairs Gallery, 2004

Art in the Park Arts & Crafts Festival, Blowing Rock, NC, 2004

Potters & Their Mentors, Asheville, NC, American Folk Gallery, 2004

Salt & Pepper Show, Asheville, NC, Odyssey Gallery, 2003

Lazy Daze Arts & Crafts Festival, Cary, NC, 2003-2005

Jerry Miller Award Recipient 2003

Hand-Held Cup Show, Asheville, NC, Odyssey Gallery, 2001

Southern Highland Craft Guild; Juried Member since 2008. River Arts District, Member.

Artaxis, Juried Member 2016.

Permanent Collections.

NC Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC MudFire Gallery, Atlanta, GA


Best of CFile.Daily / “15 Potters to Watch in 2016”

Clay Times, "The Gallery," July/August 2003. Teapot image. Ceramics Monthly, "Upfront," April 2004.

Clay Times, “Kyle Carpenter’s Fast Track,” feature article, May/June 2004.

Studio Potter, "Shards: Report from New Orleans," by Jan Katz. 2006. Tea bowl image. Beginning Wheel Throwing, 2010, Images of functional pots.

500 Vases, Juried by Julia Galloway, 2010

Tales of a Red Clay Rambler / Podcast, “Making a Living as a Potter”, 2014

Michael Kline Pottery / Podcast, “Three Potters / Serious Shop Talk”, 2014

Kyle Carpenter Pottery / Live Streaming / Demonstrations from Kyle’s Studio, 2015-2016

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