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 the 2016 Ceramic Artist of the Year for Ceramics Monthly and Pottery Making Illustrated.


Teaching is an integral part of my studio practice. I enjoy working with students of all ages and skill levels. My workshops are built around understanding aesthetics (i.e. proportions, color theory, etc.), making strong functional pots at low fire temperatures, creative problem solving in the studio, and discussions of marketing, social media and the changing landscape of contemporary craft. Workshop attendees will leave recharged, rejuvenated and ready to grow in their own studio practice. I’ve taught over 75 workshops in Australia, Canada, China, New Zealand, and the United States. Contact me directly if you would like me to teach in your local art center or university.

2019 Workshops

Chicago area demo workshop 
ClaySpace Ceramic Arts Center, Lisle, IL
October 5th 9:30 - 4:00
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Flower City Pottery Invitational Rochester, NY
Flower City Arts Center
October 10-13
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Bay Area hands-on workshop Berkeley, CA
Berkeley Potters Studio
October 19–20, 2019 10am–4:30pm
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