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Chris produces individually thrown pots with matt textured surfaces. He has had numerous joint and solo exhibitions both internationally and in the UK.

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Born 1945
Trained at Stoke-on-Trent College of Art

Chris's work has a strong element of design in terms of shape but the work is 'born of his passion for the earth'. Influences include Lucie Rie (who he was good friends with), Hans Coper, Henry Moore, Ben Nicholson, Barbara Hepworth and Francis Bacon.

Chris researched and developed his own glazes for firing in his electric kiln.

He was potter in residence at Warwick Museum.

Group Exhibitions:

1988   Peter Dingley Gallery, Stratford upon Avon
1989   Ashdown Gallery, Uckfield
1990   Terrace Gallery, Worthing
            Sheila Harrison Fine Art, London
1991   Ombersley Gallery, Worcester
           Peter Dingley Gallery, Stratford upon Avon
1992   New Craftsman, St. Ives
1993   Decorative Arts Today, Bonhams, London
           Forge Farm Studio, Ashbourne
1995   Art 95 London Contemporary Art Fair
           The Round House Gallery, Tutbury
1996   Forge Farm Studio, Ashbourne
           Nottingham Castle Museum & Art Gallery
           20th Century British Art Fair, Royal College of Art, London
1997   The Gallery Upstairs, Henley in Arden
           Bircham Contemporary Arts, Norfolk
           The Round House Gallery, Tutbury
           Ombersley Gallery, Worcester
1998   Contemporary Painting, Sculpture & Ceramics, Leeds
1999   European Ceramics, Knaresborough
           Contemporary Painting, Sculpture & Ceramics, Leeds
           The Gallery Upstairs, Henley in Arden
           Beaux Arts, Bath
           The Round House Gallery, Derbyshire
           The Gibbs Gallery at Canterbury
           The Hart Gallery, Nottingham
           20th Century British Art Fair, Royal College of Art, London
2000   The Gallery Upstairs, Henley in Arden
           The Second Affordable Art Fair, Batterseab Park
           The Hart Gallery, Nottingham
           S.O.F.A. Chicago (Sculptural Objects & Functional Art)
           Art 2000, Business Design Centre, London
2001   Eigse Arts Festival, Carlow, Ireland
           S.O.F.A. Chicargo
           Art London, Chelsea
           20/21 British Art Fair, Royal College of Art
           Salon de Mars, Geneva
2002   Art London, Chelsea
           S.O.F.A. Chicargo
           The Hart Gallery, Nottingham
           British Art Fair, London
2003   The Gallery Upstairs, Henley in Arden
           The Stour Gallery, Shipston on Stour
           Europ' Art, Geneva
           British Art Fair, London
           ART form, Palm Beach
           Art London
           Galerie Place Neuve, Avignon
           The Hart Gallery, Nottingham
           Presence, Ilkey
2004   The Oakwood Gallery, Edwinstowe
           The Round House Gallery, Derbyshire
           Riverhouse Gallery, Walton on Thames
           Ombersley Gallery, Worcester
           Art London
           The Hart Gallery, Nottingham
           Bettles Gallery, Ringwood
2005   Collect, V&A London
           Islington Art Fair
           The Stour Gallery, Shipston on Stour
           The Hart Gallery, Nottingham
2006   The Gallery Upstairs, Henley in Arden
           Islington Art Fair
           Art London
2007   The Gallery Upstairs, Henley in Arden
           The Round House Gallery, Derbyshire
2008   Alpha House Gallery, Sherbourne
           The Hart Gallery, Nottingham
2009   Eigse Arts Festival, Carlow, Ireland
           The Gallery Upstairs, Henley in Arden
           The Round House Gallery, Derbyshire
           The Hart Gallery, Nottingham
2010   The Gallery Upstairs, Henley in Arden
           McDowel Institute, America
2011   The Dorcester Museum
           The Round House Gallery, Derbyshire
2012   Bevere Gallery, Worcestershire
2013   The Gallery Upstairs, Henley in Arden
           The Round House Gallery, Derbyshire

Solo Exhibitions:

1987  The Chestnut Gallery, Bourton 0n the Water
1989  St. John's House Museum, Warwick
1990  Solihul Central Library
          The Chestnut Gallery, Bourton 0n the Water
1991  Midlands Arts Centre, Birmingham
          The Hilton, Nicosia
1992  Ombersley Gallery, Worcester
          The Chestnut Gallery, Bourton 0n the Water
1993   Ombersley Gallery, Worcester
1994   Montpellier Gallery, Stratford upon Avon
           Hart Gallery, London
           Ombersley Gallery, Worcester 
           Hart Gallery, Nottingham
1995   Bettles Gallery, Ringwood
           Ombersley Gallery, Worcester
1996   Hart Gallery, London
           Hart Gallery, * Nottingham
           Ombersley Gallery, Worcester
1997   Bettles Gallery, Ringwood
1998   Alpha House Gallery, Sherborne
           Hart Gallery, Nottingham
           The Hart Gallery, Islington
           Ombersley Gallery, Worcester
1999   Bettles Gallery, Ringwood
2000  The Hart Gallery, Islington
          The Hart Gallery, Cornwall
          Ombersley Gallery, Worcester
2001  Roger Bilcliffe Fine Art Gallery, Glasgow
          Alpha House Gallery, Sherborne
          Morphi Gallery, Limassol, Cyprus
2002  The Hart Gallery, Islington
          Ombersley Gallery, Worcester  
2003  Bettles Gallery, Ringwood
          The Hart Gallery, Islington
2004  Maltby Art, Winchester
2005  The Hart Gallery, Islington
          Roger Bilcliffe Fine Art Gallery, Glasgow
2006  Roger Bilcliffe Fine Art Gallery, Glasgow
          Maltby Art, Winchester
          The Hart Gallery, Islington
2008  Bettles Gallery, Ringwood
          The Hart Gallery, Islington
2009  Roger Bilcliffe Fine Art Gallery, Glasgow
2010  Bevere Gallery, Worcestershire
          The Hart Gallery, Islington
2011  The Salisbury Museum
2012  The Hart Gallery, Islington
2016  The Rpund House Gallery, Derbyshire

Collections:

Birmingham City Museum and Art Gallery
Herbert Art Gallery and Museum, Coventry
Liverpool National Museums & Galleries on Merseyside, Liverool
The Sainsbury Collection, Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, Norwich
Ashmolean Museum, Oxford

Publications:

'Just Pots' Chris Carter a retrospective by Chris Carter & Stuart Dickens, Stenlake Publishing Ltd 2016
British Studio Ceramics by Paul Rice, The Crowood Press, 2002
Modern Pots The Lisa Sainsbury Collection, UEA Norwich 2000
 

 

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