Carson Culp

Carson Culp

Carson Culp

My current work echoes the knowledge gained during my one-year volunteer placement at the Leach Pottery. My forms and shapes have become simple and subtle. The preservation of handmade qualities occur naturally during my making process which give my pots life, soul, and character that hopefully the user can identify.

 Making patterns using brushstrokes on these simple forms I use as canvases, I hope to fulfil a craftsperson’s duty by providing beautiful and affordable objects for the everyday use. I work in large batches which forces me to eliminate all unnecessary movements with both decorating and making

 My practice will continue to be a constant learning experience as I travel and develop different ways of making. I am currently an Artist in Residence at the Mashiko Museum of Ceramic Art for the summer of 2018. Continuing my practice of this East meets West influence, I could not be in a better place to make a fresh body of work than here in Mashiko.