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:

Santa Fe Clay Cup Show Santa Fe, NM
November 17, 2017 - January 13, 2018


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

Featuring Linda Sikora, Mike Helke, Michael Hunt, Naomi Dalglish, Peter and Lori Pincus, Shoko Teruyama, Ben Carter, Adam Field and special guest lecture by Matt Kelleher. To register click here.

February 7-10th 2018. 


St. Petersburg College Workshop  St. Petersburg, FL 

February 13-14th


Berkeley Prepatory School Worksh0p Tampa, FL

February 15th


Savannah College of Art and Design Lecture Savannah, GA

February 16th at 5:30 SCAD Student Center


Savannah's Clay Spot Workshop Savannah, GA

February 17th 9-5 To register click here.


Critical Function at the Framehouse & Jask Gallery Pittsburg, PA
March 8th to 28th. NCECA Reception: March 15, 2018, 5-9p
100 43rd St, Unit, 107, Pittsburgh, PA 15201


GrowlerFest at the Brew House Association  Pittsburgh,PA

March 2nd-29th 2018- (Part of NCECA 2018) More info click here.


The Gist Street International Ceramics Bash Pittsburg, PA

James Simon Sculpture Studio 305 Gist St.- (Part of NCECA 2018)

Tuesday March 12th - Saturday March 17th 1-6 daily. Thursday night reception.


Lee Arts Center Workshop Arlington Va

March 24th and 25th. To register click here.


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 Workshop Lancaster, PA

Sept 22th-23rd For more info click here.


Flower City Pottery Invitational

October 11-14th For more info click here.


Cultural Confluence Woodfire Conference 

Helena, MT October 18th-20th