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Kyle Carpenter

Kyle Carpenter

Kyle Carpenter was born and raised in Raleigh, NC. He attended the University of North Carolina at Asheville and received his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 2000. Kyle soon married and made his permanent home in Asheville. In 2002, he built a salt-kiln and made a studio at his home. Since then, he has been working as a full-time studio potter, exhibiting his work at studio tours, galleries, and museums across the United States. Kyle’s new earthenware line came out of a personal need for change in his work. “After twenty years of salt glazing, I was itching for something new.” In the spring of 2020, the Covid pandemic offered a new window of time to dedicate to this pursuit.

"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, of course, 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."

  • $68
    Kyle Carpenter

    Small Wide Bowl

    With a background in illustration, Kyle Carpenter utilizes the simplicity in his forms as a canvas for various embellishments. This piece is made o...

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  • $68
    Kyle Carpenter

    Small Wide Bowl

    With a background in illustration, Kyle Carpenter utilizes the simplicity in his forms as a canvas for various embellishments. This piece is made o...

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  • $68
    Kyle Carpenter

    Small Wide Bowl

    With a background in illustration, Kyle Carpenter utilizes the simplicity in his forms as a canvas for various embellishments. This piece is made o...

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  • $68
    Kyle Carpenter

    Small Wide Bowl

    With a background in illustration, Kyle Carpenter utilizes the simplicity in his forms as a canvas for various embellishments. This piece is made o...

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  • $225
    Kyle Carpenter

    Teapot

    With a background in illustration, Kyle Carpenter utilizes the simplicity in his forms as a canvas for various embellishments. This piece is made o...

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  • $225
    Kyle Carpenter

    Medium Bird Jar

    With a background in illustration, Kyle Carpenter utilizes the simplicity in his forms as a canvas for various embellishments. This piece is made o...

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  • $225
    Kyle Carpenter

    Medium Bird Jar

    With a background in illustration, Kyle Carpenter utilizes the simplicity in his forms as a canvas for various embellishments. This piece is made o...

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  • $90
    Kyle Carpenter

    Medium Bowl

    With a background in illustration, Kyle Carpenter utilizes the simplicity in his forms as a canvas for various embellishments. This piece is made o...

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  • $90
    Kyle Carpenter

    Medium Bowl

    With a background in illustration, Kyle Carpenter utilizes the simplicity in his forms as a canvas for various embellishments. This piece is made o...

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  • $90
    Kyle Carpenter

    Medium Bowl

    With a background in illustration, Kyle Carpenter utilizes the simplicity in his forms as a canvas for various embellishments. This piece is made o...

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