Ben Carter is a studio potter, educator, and social media enthusiast based in Helena, MT. He received his BFA in ceramics/painting from Appalachian State University and his MFA in ceramics from the University of Florida. His professional experience includes being an artist-in-residence at the Archie Bray Foundation in Helena, MT and Anderson Ranch Arts Center in Snowmass, CO, and the Education Director of the Pottery Workshop in Shanghai, China. He has lectured and exhibited widely in the United States, Canada, China, Australia, and New Zealand. He was named 2016 Ceramic Artist of the Year by Ceramics Monthly and Pottery Making Illustrated. In addition to his studio work he is the creator/host of the Tales of a Red Clay Rambler podcast, where he interviews artists about their craft, creativity, and lifestyle. He has authored a full-length book, Mastering the Potter’s Wheel, published by Voyageur Press in 2016.
"In 2009 I started the Tales of a Red Clay Rambler blog to document my travels and life in the studio. Writing about my experiences is an invaluable tool for understanding the world around me. In 2012 I started the Tales of a Red Clay Rambler podcast so that I could interview other artists about their craft, creativity, and lifestyle. My engagement with the ceramic world through the blog, podcast, and social media has become a core part of my creative practice. "