Carla modeling her 2004 wearable art design titled:
“Under My Skin”.
wearable art design back.
Carla Potter was raised in Ketchikan in Southeast Alaska. While pursuing an education in dance she discovered the odds of achieving grace were greatly increased if she only had to focus on the coordination of her eyes and hands and cut out the interaction of extraneous body parts.
She achieved her BA in Studio Ceramics at Humboldt State University
in Northern California as well as embarking on a career in motherhood.
After finishing school she moved back to Ketchikan with her young
family where she immediately
began showing in group and invitational exhibitions as well as creating
solo exhibits for statewide venues. A group of persistent teachers
there coaxed her into
the artist in schools program where she taught extensively for 10
years. Carla has also taught at University of Alaska, Southeast,
in the Ketchikan
summer ArtsCool program and conducted private classes for students
of all ages.
She has received Jurors’ awards for her clay sculpture in statewide
exhibits. Her work is in many private and public collections including
the Tongass Historical Museum and the Anchorage Museum of History and
Art. Carla and her family currently reside in Anchorage.
Since 1992 Carla has been a participant in the annual wearable art fashion show in Ketchikan creating wearable art, sets and providing organizational direction.
©2004 Carla Potter