Karin Carter

Clay Sculpture

While working in a company that had a large art collection, I came to realize how deeply I connected with it. This deep human connection with artmaking motivated me to join the art world. Having basic drawing, painting and sculpting experience is just a starting point. I feel like I’m still near the beginning of my journey as I add skills and create freely. I’m headed off into the dark, and I’m looking forward to whatever I might find there.

My first love was language. After graduating from college with a degree in French, I took a summer job in Tunisia, part of French-speaking North Africa. It was the beginning of a year and a half adventure overseas that made me aware of the multitude of ways to live. I started out making quilts, but my main work now is clay sculpture. I find classical art and sculpture beautiful, and it was important to achieve basic competence in drawing, painting, and sculpture. With realism and classicism as a starting point, I am inspired to add something unique to it.

I most often base my work on the human figure or parts of it. After firing, I paint the work with acrylics. When Covid closed down my figure sculpting class where we worked from a live model, I sat at the kitchen table and decided to let my hands do whatever they wanted. It turned out that they wanted to make disembodied faces, hands, and feet. I love to make objects that make me laugh and I hope others will also feel the joy that art can bring.



Examples of Karin Carter's Artwork

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Clay & Wood Sculpture

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Clay Sculpture

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Clay & Wood Sculpture