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Kyle Joseph Carpenter joins Centerpoint Studios as a co-owner!

Kyle Joseph Carpenter

Long-time employee Kyle Carpenter will become an owner at Centerpoint Studios on January 1, 2015.  His business partnership with Kathie will allow Centerpoint Studios to continue growing while she spends most of her days during 2015-2017 with very young grandchildren.  Kyle will be the main producer, promoter, and seller of Centerpoint Studios designs, including new works developed solely by Kyle.

Giving Kyle the opportunity to earn ownership through sweat equity was an easy decision for Kathie.  Kyle has been managing the studio and learning all aspects of production pottery since joining CS in 2010.  His commitment to hard work, enthusiasm for everything clay, and stellar integrity will surely keep things rolling smoothly during Kathie’s absences.

For those who may be familiar with Asheville’s art scene, it’s easy to confuse the two Kyle Carpenter potters in our area.  Centerpoint Studios’ Kyle works exclusively with porcelain and he does high-temperature reduction firings in a natural gas kiln.   The other Kyle specializes in lovely salt-fired pottery.

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Home Studios in the Heart of Asheville, North Carolina
Robert and Kathie Kline have lived in Asheville’s Kenilworth neighborhood since 1986.  Kathie’s backyard pottery studio has been bustling with activity since it was built in 2007, and Robert converted their basement to a woodturning studio the following year. Their current artistic pursuits grew out of a 36-year partnership as best friends and parents.  They specialize in distinctive designs that are both functional and affordable. Kathie creates unique handmade porcelain pottery for everyday use while Robert turns one-of-a-kind wooden bowls from fallen trees native to the region.  His woodturning is limited by his work schedule as a family practice physician.  As much as he loves his work with patients, he looks forward to the day when he can stay home and play in the studio.