About Carrie Creech
Born and raised in the foothills of the Carolinas, the arts introduced themselves as storytellers early in Carrie’s life. Her family, rooted in musical traditions and open hearts, allowed Carrie to venture through materials to find her method of story telling.
She holds a BFA from Clemson University. After her father’s death, life was defined with different lines — lines that pointed Carrie to dream, to dance and to fight for her story in clay.
The last three years her journey consisted of two residencies (The Bascom; Highlands, NC and StarWorks; Star, NC), and an apprenticeship with Michael Kline (Bakersville, NC). She has assisted artists Suze Lindsay, Lisa Orr, Sue Grier, Mike Vatalaro, Kevin Snipes, Shadow May, and Akira Satake. She has also worked with Michael Sherrill (FireFest2019), Darin Gerke, Eric Knoche & Cynthia Bringle. March 2020 brought Carrie to Greenville, SC where she is establishing her own studio.
Life is full of constant change and movement. My work carries questions of curiosity amidst such a change and response. As I remain enraptured with clay, I work towards a gesture to highlight its pliability & fluidity. The interaction of moving clay to assymetry brings an energy and humanity to a vessel that captures a moment in time.
Patterns envelop routine for a solid foundations. I begin most of my work on the potters wheel, centered and symmetrical. Then through a wide variety altering methods I create an intuitive response to the clay. Molding, cutting, darting and pressing allows me to be free to explore the material with waves, ripples, seams.
Most of my work grows out of seeking to cherish such moments of movement and spontaneity – even if seemingly mundane. I currently look to embrace smaller details inside the overall animated gesture.