Carter Pottery

Ben Carter is a ceramic professional based in Santa Cruz, CA who maintains a studio, teaches workshops and exhibits nationally. He is the creator and host of the Tales of a Red Clay Rambler blog and podcast.  Carter was recently named the 2016 Ceramic Artist of the Year for Ceramics Monthly and Pottery Making Illustrated.

Upcoming Workshops/Exhibitions:


Artstream Nomadic Gallery
NCECA Portland, OR
March 22nd- 26th 2017

***Book Signing- Thursday 10-12 am outside of the Artstream in the expo hall***

Santa Fe Clay's La Mesa
NCECA Portland, OR
March 22nd- 26th 2017

Artstream Nomadic Gallery California Tour
Mendocino College- Ukiah, CA March 29 - 30th
Sonoma Community Center- Sonoma, CA March 31 - April 2nd
Pitzer College- Claremont, CA April 4th
American Museum of Ceramic Art- Pomona, CA April 5th

Cornell Studio Supply Workshop
Dayton, OH
April 8th-9th 2017

Illinois State University Visiting Artist
Bloomington, IL
April 10th

Illinois Welsyan University Stellachio Lecture
Bloomington, IL
April 11th

Solo Show
Red Lodge, MT
May 5-26th 2017


Cedar Creek Gallery National Teapot Show X

Creedmoor, NC

May 19 – Sept 5, 2017


Lineage: Celebrating Rock Creek Pottery

Mars Hill University Weizenblatt Gallery- Mars Hill, NC

May 22nd- August 12th

Kansas City Urban Potters Spring Invitational
Kansas City Urban Potters Gallery - Kansas City, MO
May 12th-14th 2017


Exploring Earthenware Workshop
Sugar Maples Art Center - Maplecrest, NY
July 13th - 18th 2017
Register here

Design for the Soft Surface Workshop
Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts - Arrowmont, TN
July 23rd-29th 2017
Register here

Mastering the Potter's Wheel Workshop featuring Kristen Kieffer and Ben Carter
Baltimore Clay Works- Baltimore, MD
September 9th -10th 2017 10am-4pm

Mastering the Potter's Wheel Exhibition and Solo Show
Baltimore Clay Works- Baltimore, MD
September 2nd - October 7th 2017 Reception September 8th

Contemporary Ceramics 2017
Dairy Barn Art Center - Athens, OH
October 2017