The Artist

Carl Pittman has been drawn to art and sculpture since high school, where he completed an intensive art 1-4, four -year program. Meeting George Peterson in the fall of 2004 has proven paramount to his career. Carl started an apprenticeship that lasted three years where he learned first hand the ins and outs of studio wood-working. Carl is now a full-time studio artist, dividing his time between family, sculpture and turning.

Artist Statement

I believe that everything on earth, including earth, is Divine energy and there is a specific sequence in which it flows. This “flow” when listened to is a substantial part of my work. I closely use this ever dynamic energy to forge the raw form of my sculpture and bowls. By tuning in to the wood and myself, a collaboration of form and finish occurs. My ability to be present and grounded in well-being is what allows the work to flow through me and not from me.

Selected Publications

2020 1X1: A Legacy of Craft, Community, and Art in Wood
2019 ARRAS Art Collection table book
2017 Our State Magazine
2015 Robin Wood Cores Recycle
2011 Turning To Wood In Art
2011 Woodworking Magazine, Annual Edition
2011 Echo Lake xiii Collaborative Conference
2008 Home & Garden, Christmas Edition
2006 Topsail Magazine, Fall Edition

Selected Collections

AC Hotel, Asheville, NC
Arras Hotel, Asheville, NC
Deerfields, Asheville,NC
National Design Museum, Washington D.C.
Powers Collection, Bradenton, FL.
King Collection, Topsail Beach, NC.
Fleur Bresler Collection, MD
Center For Wood In Art, Philadelphia, PA.