Kyle Carpenter
 Asheville, North Carolina

Kyle Carpenter received a BFA in ceramics from the University of North Carolina-Asheville.  Carpenter is a member of the Southern Highland Craft Guild.  He exhibits his salt-fired work nationally.  Carpenter notes, "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. My native state of North Carolina, of course, offers a deep well of talented potters, both folk and contemporary, to look towards for inspiration."  Carpenter's work is in the collection of Mudfire Gallery in Atlanta, Georgia, and the Mint Museum of Craft and Design in Charlotte, North Carolina.