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Carol Gentithes

To me, art is a visual language. The origins of my artistic language emanate from life's experiences, readings of literature and mythology, and visual interpretations of art history. Often this language focuses on the absurdity, the unpredictability and the unruliness of life. Like a classical language, the vocabulary that I create has many layers of meaning. I leave it with the viewers to derive their personal interpretations.

EDUCATION
1993 Alfred University, College of Ceramics, New York, BFA, Ceramics: Cum Laude
1978 Duke University, North Carolina, BA, English Literature


GRANTS AND AWARDS
1999-01 Education Grant, Cultural Education Collaborative, Charlotte Schools, NC
2000 Artlink/CEC International Partners, collaboration with the National Estonian Art Academy to construct the first anagama kiln in Estonia
1998 Choice Award in Clay, Piedmont Craftsmen
1995-96 Artist-In-Residence, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts
1995 Penland Scholarship, Penland School of Crafts
1994 Images 1994 Show, Merit Award, Penn State University
1989 Haystack Scholarship, Haystack Mountain School of Crafts


INVITATIONAL EXHIBITIONS
2005 Man's Best Friend, Santa Fe Clay, Santa Fe, NM
2004 The Power of Excellence, SECCA, Winston-Salem, NC
2003 Folk Pottery of North Carolina, Craft Alliance, St. Louis, MO
After Palissy, Lacoste Gallery, Concord, MA
2002 Contemporary Teapots, Pinch Gallery, Northampton, MA
Hot /Ice III: Teapots & Pitchers, Blue Spiral 1, Asheville, NC
The Hermitage Museum, Norfolk, VA, also 1998 & 2000
2001 NC Clay, Past and Present, NCECA Conference, Charlotte, NC
NCECA 10 Years of Clay, NCECA Conference, Charlotte, NC
The First Ten Years, Arrowmont's Artist-in-Residence, Arrowmont School, TN
2000 PolitiClay Exhibition, Odyssey Gallery, Asheville, NC
1999 Southeastern Clay Invitational, Blue Spiral 1, Asheville, NC
Fayetteville Museum of Art, Fayetteville, NC
1998 Up Against the Wall, SECCA, Winston-Salem, NC
Uncommon Clay, Hickory Museum of Art, Hickory, NC
The Penn State Tradition, Baltimore Clayworks, Baltimore, MD
1997 Traditions in Transition, NCECA, Odyssey Gallery, Asheville, NC
1995 Tercera Gallery, Los Gatos, CA


NATIONAL JURIED EXHIBITIONS
2004 On The Road Again Teapot Show, Chiaroscuro Galleries, Chicago, IL
2002 Handcrafted, Rocky Mount Arts Center, Rocky Mount, NC
2001 Spotlight 2001, ACCSE, Arrowmont School of Arts & Crafts, TN
2000-01 A. Houberbocken Annual Teapot Show, Chiaroscuro Galleries, Chicago, &'98
1999 USA Craft Today 99, Silvermine Guild Galleries, New Canaan, CT
Picasso Teapot Show, Parham Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1997 Spotlight'97, ACC & Southeastern Crafts, Hickory Museum of Art, Hickory, NC
1995 Ceramics USA, Center for the Visual Arts, Denton, TX
Fletcher Challenge Ceramics Award, Auckland, New Zealand


PUBLICATIONS
2001 Handbuilt Tableware, by Kathy Triplett, Lark Books
1998 The Ceramic Design Book, edited by Chris Rich, Lark Books
1997 Ceramics Monthly, Vol. 45, No. 7, Westerville, OH
Handbuilt Ceramics, by Kathy Triplett, Lark Books


LECTURER/WORKSHOPS
2002 Ceramic Round Table Discussion, NC State University, Raleigh, NC
2000 Odyssey Center for the Ceramic Arts, Asheville, NC
1995-96 Arrowmont Outreach Programs & Community Classes, Gatlinburg, TN
1995 Artist Lecture Series, Penn State University, State College, PA
1994 Workshop Series for Gifted Children in Rural Regions, State College, PA

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