Carson Culp is a self-taught ceramic artist working with the material for almost a decade now. Honing his craft working under a handful of established Portland based potters during his teenage years. Moving on to be the Leach Pottery's international apprentice for the year of 2016, Carson gained a passion for production making. His fascination with rows of repeated forms and traditional glazes used at the pottery echoes his current work. He preserves the traditional lineage of techniques and philosophies taught at the Leach Pottery and continues to work in a mingei state of mind.
In the summer of 2018 Carson attended the Mashiko Museum of Ceramic Art in Japan as the international resident artist. Here he experienced first hand coming from St. Ives the cultural exchange these two towns have had for nearly 100 years. Having the opportunity to create work in such an influential place allowed him to strictly focus on a new body of work. Glazing alongside one of his idols Tomoo Hamada, grandson of Shoji Hamada, was an unforgettable and pivotal moment for him and his work.
Carson currently resides in Portland, Oregon working full-time at Wolf Ceramics as lead potter. He continues to explore his own practice at his home studio currently working with cone 6 clays and glazes.