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.

2018 Workshops/Exhibitions:

Wati Workshop at Ernabella Arts Center Ernabella, SA, Australia

April 2nd - 11th


Clay Gulgong Gulgong, NSW, Australia

April 15th- 21st. For more information click here


Ceramics Association of NZ Teaching Tour  North and South Island, NZ

April 24th- May 14th For more info click here.

Whangarei - Quarry Arts Center - April 24-26

Hamilton - Waikato Society of Potters - April 28-29

Napier – Taradale Pottery Group - April 30-May 1

Wellington- Wellington Potters Association - May 3-4

Nelson- Craft Potters Nelson May 6  

Christchurch- Halswell Pottery Group - May 11

Christchurch- Cantebury Potters Association - May 12-13

Dunedin- Otago Polytechnic Institute - May 16 *Public lecture at 5:30 for Fired-Up Series

Queenstown- Wakatipu Potters Group - May 18-20


Red Handed Symposium Nashville, TN

May 25-27, 2018 at The Clay Lady’s Campus. For more info click here.


Finding Pattern in Nature Workshop Penland, NC

August 26th-Sept 1st To register click here.


Ceramics Ireland International Festival Kilkenny, Ireland

September 7th-9th For more info click here.


Strictly Functional Pottery National Workshops Lancaster, PA

Sept 22nd- One Day Demonstration workshop- For more info click here.

Sept 24th-26th- Three day Hands-on workshop- For more info click here.


Flower City Pottery Invitational

October 11-14th For more info click here.

Surface Demo-Friday October 12th 1:30-4:30


Cultural Confluence Woodfire Conference 

Helena, MT October 18th-20th 



Florida Heat Surface Conference Morean Center for Clay, St. Petersburg, FL

Featuring Andrea Gill, Kevin Snipes, Brenda Quinn, Matt Wedell, Lydia Johnson. Special lecture by John Gill February 6-9th 2019

To register click here.


Hamilton and Region Potters Guild Workshop Hamilton, Ontario

Mohawk College, Stoney Creek Campus April 6th and 7th


Mars Hill College Summer Workshop Mars Hill, NC

June 16th- 22nd