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Charles did not come to study ceramics until 1983, setting up a studio while working as a college technician and teaching. In 1994 he was gifted the use of space on a farm where he could build his own wood fired kiln, which he has been working with since.

Born New York City 1939. Charles and his wife Joy currently live and work in Wales.

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Solo Exhibitions:

United Kingdom:
Alpha House Gallery, Sherborne
Anthony Hepworth Fine Art, Bath
Copernican Connection, Yorkshire
The Design Innovation Centre, Leeds
European Ceramics, Leeds
Hart Gallery, London
Primavera, Cambridge

Group Exhibitions:

United Kingdom:
Alpha House Gallery, Sherborne
Amalgam, London
Anatol Orient, London
Artsite Gallery, Bath
Boothhouse Gallery, Yorkshire
Bradford Design Exchange
Candover Gallery, Hampshire
Collect at the V&A, London (with the Hart Gallery)
Contemporary Ceramics, London (with the Hart Gallery)
Deardon Gallery, Yorkshire
Hart Gallery, London
Leach Gallery, Studio and Museum , St. Ives
Monmouth Museum
Octogan Gallery, Whichford
Powdermills Gallery, Dartmoor
Rufford County Park, Ollerton

Galerie Hamelin, Honfleur
Maison de la Ceramique, Giroussens
Printemps des Potiers, Bandol

Galerie Handwerk, Munich

New Zealand:
Fletcher Challenge

SOFA, Chicago


David Jones, Firing, Philosophies within Contemporary Ceramic Practice, Crowood Press, 2010

Charles Bound, 'A Thought', Ceramic Review, #245, September/October 2010

Charles Bound, 'Fired Earth', Ceramic Review, #224, March/April 2007

Nicole Crestou, 'Les Printemps des Potiers', Ceramique et du Verre, #127, November/December 2002, p52

Daving Whiting, 'Charles Bound - New Ceramics', Craft Magazine, March/April 2002, p56

Charles Bound, 'Getting It Right', Ceramic Review, #192, November/December 2001

Jane Waller, The Human Form in Clay, Crowood Press, 2001

Emmanuel Cooper, Ten Thousand Years of Pottery Fourth Edition, 2000

Jim Robison, Large Scale Ceramics, A & C Black, 1997

Tony Birks, 'Charles Bound', Ceramique et du Verre, #86, March/April 1996, pp44-45

Jim Robison, 'Letting Go', Ceramic Review, #155, September/October 1995, pp38-41

Tony Birks, The Complete Potter's Companion, Conran Octopus, (1993)

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