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CARPENTER, KYLE
CARPENTER, KYLE
NORTH CAROLINA

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As a studio potter, I work diligently to make well-crafted wares for everyday people. It's seemingly less about the "ritual of the table" and more about respecting a long tradition of craftsmen before me and discovering my own voice. As a contemporary potter, I often look to past traditions for inspiration. I’m interested in folk pottery of many origins. My native state of North Carolina offers a deep well of talented potters, both folk and contemporary, to look towards for inspiration.

Simplicity in form offers a broad surface for me to embellish with lines, patterns, and drawings. Before I was introduced to the ceramics arts, I did a fair amount of illustration before and during art school. The combination of three-dimensional forms and two-dimensional drawings was a natural fusion of both my love of drawing and pottery, art and craft. It is my intention to bring together clear and abstract markings to engage the viewer to look closely at how design relates to the form of the pot.

EXPERIENCE
2002-Present
Carpenter Pottery, Asheville, NC, Studio Potter, Sole Proprietor
2007-Present
Clayspace Co-op, Asheville, NC, Studio Member
2002
Asheville High School, Asheville, NC, Art Teacher, Ceramics Teacher
2000-2001
Blue Ridge Community College, Flat Rock, NC, Pottery Instructor
Highwater Clays, Technical, Sales, Asheville, NC

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

EXHIBITIONS
2012
“30 X 5,” group exhibition, Iowa City, Iowa, AKAR Gallery
“By Example,” group exhibition, Greensboro, NC, Greenhill Arts Center
“Inspiration: Birds,” group exhibition, Iowa City, Iowa, AKAR Gallery
“A Spout No Doubt,” group exhibition, Fairhope, AL, The Kiln Gallery
“Containment III,” group exhibition, Bakersville, NC
“New Work,” solo show, Atlanta, GA, MudFire Gallery
“Yunomi Invitational,” Iowa City, IA, AKAR Gallery
“Funtional Ceramics 2012,” Ohio Craft Museum, traveling exhibition
2011
“Interpreting the Cup,” Bakersville, NC, Crimson Laurel Gallery
“Dining out with Frank Invitational,” Chapel Hill, NC, Frank Gallery
“Asheville in Atlanta,” Atlanta, GA, Acted as curator, Mudfire Gallery
“Dining with FRANK,” Chapel Hill, NC, FRANK Gallery
“Earth Tones,” Philadelphia, PA, The Clay Studio
“Odyssey Center for the Ceramic Arts Invitational,” Saint Petersburg, FL
“NCECA Gallery Expo,” Tampa, FL, Schaller Gallery
“Yunomi Invitational,” Iowa City, IA, AKAR Gallery
2010
“Art of the Cup: Functional Comfort,” New Orleans, LA, The Ogden Museum
“Asheville in Atlanta,” Atlanta, GA, Acted as curator, Mudfire Gallery
“Salt of the Earth,” solo show, Bakersville, NC, Crimson Laurel Gallery
“Clay and Blogs,” Southern Pines, NC, Arts Council Gallery
“NC Potters Invitational,” Charlotte, NC, Mint Museum of Art
“Flora,” group exhibition, Red Lodge, Montana, Schaller Gallery
“New Work,” Iowa City, Iowa, AKAR Gallery
“Sexy Pots, “ Asheville, NC, American Folk Art & Framing
“New Work,” solo show, Atlanta, GA, MudFire Gallery
“Yunomi Invitational,” Iowa City, IA, AKAR Gallery
2009
“Two Fine Folk,” Two person show, Seneca, SC, Blue Ridge Arts Council
“30 X 5,” Iowa City, IA, AKAR Gallery
“Asheville in Atlanta,” Atlanta, GA, Acted as curator, Mudfire Gallery
“NC Potters Invitational,” Charlotte, NC, Mint Museum of Art
“More Than Skin Deep,” Baltimore, MD, Baltimore Clayworks
“Surface,” solo show, Atlanta, GA, MudFire Gallery
“Ceramic Invitational,” Oak Park, Illinois, Terra Incognito
2008
“Winterfest,” Baltimore, MD, Baltimore Clayworks
“Asheville in Atlanta,” Atlanta, GA, Acted as curator, Mudfire Gallery
“Form & Function: An Invitational,” Santa Barbara, CA, Westmont College
“NC Potters Invitational,” Charlotte, NC, Mint Museum of Art
“Exploring Surface Design,” Asheville, NC, American Folk Art & Framing
“Clayspace Co-op: New Work,” Asheville, NC, Asheville Area Arts Council, Front Gallery
“Blackbird,” Asheville, NC, American Folk Art & Framing
“The Pot Adorned,” solo show, Atlanta, GA, Mudfire Gallery
2007
“O the Art of Giving,” New Orleans, LA, The Ogden Museum of Southern Art and Craft
“Performances in Clay II,” Chattanooga, TN, The Gallery
“Creative Diversions: Influences of Traditional NC Art & Craft,” Manteo, NC, Roanoke Island Festival Park Gallery
“Asheville in Atlanta,” Atlanta, GA, Acted as curator, Mudfire Gallery
“Pushing Tradition: Asheville’s New Voices,” Athens, GA, Good Dirt Gallery
“100 under 100,” Columbia, NC, Pacosin Art Center
“Put a lid on it,” Atlanta, GA, Mudfire Gallery
"Contemporary Tradition,” solo show, Atlanta, GA, Mudfire Gallery
"Moments in Nature,” Chattanooga, TN, The Gallery
2006-2007
"Sculptural/Functional: UNCA Clay,” Hendersonville, NC, Center for Craft, Creativity and Design
2006
"Performances in Clay,” Chattanooga, TN, The Gallery
"Jerry Miller Award Winners,” Cary, NC, Town Hall
“UNCA Clay,” Asheville, NC, Artemisia Gallery
2005
"Local Clay,” Asheville, NC, Acted as curator, Asheville Area Arts Council, Front Gallery
"The Abundant Table,” Asheville, NC American Folk Gallery
“Kyle Carpenter: New Works," Carrboro, NC, NC Crafts Gallery
2005, 2006
"Kyle Carpenter: New Works,” solo show, Atlanta, GA, MudFire Gallery
2004
"Butter Dish," Asheville, NC, Odyssey Gallery
Two Person Exhibition Asheville, NC, Asheville Arts Alliance, Front Gallery
"Serve This!,” Atlanta, GA, MudFire Gallery
"Asheville in Atlanta ," Atlanta, GA, Acted as curator, MudFire Gallery
"Functional Ceramics & Experimental Fibers,” Tryon, NC, The Upstairs Gallery
Art in the Park Arts & Crafts Festival, Blowing Rock, NC
"Potters & Their Mentors," Asheville, NC, American Folk Gallery
"Rhythm," solo show, Atlanta, GA, MudFire Gallery
2003
"Kyle Carpenter: New Works,” solo show, Cary, NC, Jordan Hall Arts Center
"Salt & Pepper Show,” Asheville, NC, Odyssey Gallery
"Asheville in Atlanta,” Atlanta, GA, Acted as curator, MudFire Gallery
Lazy Daze Arts & Crafts Festival, Cary, NC, 2003-2005 Jerry Miller Award Recipient
"Teapots-A-Go-Go,” Atlanta, GA, MudFire Gallery, 2003, 2004, 2006
"Making Marks," solo show, Atlanta, GA, MudFire Gallery
"Stoneware Forms," solo show, Cary, NC, Jordan Hall Arts Center
2001
"Hand-Held Cup Show," Asheville, NC, Odyssey Gallery
“Strictly Functional Pottery National Lancaster,” PA, Market Place Craft Center
2000-2008
“UNCA Alumni Exhibition,” Asheville, NC, Owen Gallery
1999
“UNCA Student Invitational,” Asheville, NC, Asheville Gallery of Art
1998-1999
"NC Student Exhibition,” Greensboro, NC
1998-2000
“UNCA Student Exhibition,” Asheville, NC, Owen Gallery

AFFILIATIONS
Southern Highland Craft Guild juried member since 2008.
River Arts District member.

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

PUBLICATIONS
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. Teabowl image.
Beginning Wheel Throwing, 2010, Images of functional pots.
500 Vases, Juried by Julia Galloway, 2010