At the end of 2014, Kyle Joseph Carpenter leaves Centerpoint Studios to launch his new pottery business: Green Thumb Pottery! Kyle has been instrumental in growing Centerpoint Studios in recent years, and his skill as a potter has grown as well!
Kyle was hired as Kathie’s assistant in 2010 after graduating from Warren Wilson College. He studied ceramics with Leah Leitson at WWC and has honed his skills as Kathie’s assistant. He is now beginning to establish a familiar presence in Asheville’s pottery scene. In 2012, he became studio manager so Kathie could focus almost entirely on making pots. In addition to making many of the ikebana vases and slab plates, Kyle also did most of the purchasing, glaze-mixing, cleaning and organizing. Kyle’s wonderful energy and love of everything clay has made it a pleasure to work with him, and he’ll continue glazing and firing his pots at Centerpoint Studios.