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Colby Charpentier

Biography to Display: 

 Born, Smithfield, RI

EDUCATION

2013 BFA New York State School of Ceramic Arts, Alfred University, Alfred New York

PRIMARY WORK EXPERIENCE

2008-2009 Kiln Building Assistant, Bruce Lenore Studios, Smithfield, Rhode Island

2012 Teaching Assistant, Glassblowing for Non-Majors, Alfred University, Alfred, New York

2012 Teaching Assistant, Introduction to Glassblowing, Alfred University, Alfred, New York
2013— Studio Assistant, Chris Gustin, South Dartmouth, MA

2013— Resident Artist, Dew Claw Studios, Pawtucket, Rhode Island
2013— Studio Assistant to Daniel Clayman, Montague Studios, East Providence, Rhode Island
2016 Project Assistant to Nina Hole, Fire Sculpture, Purdue University, Indiana
2016 Workshop Assistant, Florida Heat Wood Fire, Morean Arts Center, St. Petersburg, Florida

Awards

2012 CMoG Summer Scholarship, The Studio at the Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, New York
2012 AG PM Scholarship, Association of Glass and Pottery Manufacturers
2009-2013 Miller Portfolio Scholarship, Presidential Scholarship, Alfred University, Alfred New York

 

Colby Charpentier makes both functional wheel-thrown stoneware vessels and sculptures which are high-fired in a wood kiln. His vessels are true to utility but, like those of Val Cushing, remain sculptural. Champentier’s sculptural work can reference monumental industrial machinery components or complex scale like stands for vessel forms. Charpentier studied ceramics and glass at Alfred University. 

 

Website: www.colbycharpentier.com

 

Typical Marks
Spiral Jar with Shino
Form: Jar
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Thrown and Altered
Surface Technique: Glaze, Woodfire
The State of Clay, Lexington, MA, 2016
Photo: TMP
The State of Clay, Lexington, MA, 2016
Photo: TMP
Photo: TMP
Striped Jar
Form: Jar
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Woodfire
The State of Clay, Lexington, MA, 2016
Photo: TMP
The State of Clay, Lexington, MA, 2016
Photo: TMP
Photo: TMP

Citation: "The Marks Project." Last modified November 21, 2017. http://www.themarksproject.org:443/marks/charpentier