Award Winners / Artist Profile

About the Artist

Carol Gouthro (Seattle) is a graduate of the University of Manitoba School of Art in Canada. A ceramic artist and educator with an extensive exhibition record, Carol presented her work in 25 solo shows and numerous invitational and juried national exhibitions. Her work has been published in numerous books and featured in many publications including most recently Ceramics Art and Perception. Her ceramics are included in many public and private collections including the Racine Art Museum and the University of Washington Medical Center ceramics collection. She teaches locally at Seward Park Clay Studio and the Kirkland Art Center, and teaches workshops in the US and Canada, and leads international arts and crafts tours. Carol is currently working towards a solo exhibition in Istanbul, Turkey which opens in February 2015.

Carol received 2014 GAP Award funding to help with travel expenses for a solo exhibition of her ceramic vessels in Istanbul, Turkey and other expenses associated with a month-long stay. The Anthozoa gouthroii and Aurlia gouthroii series, which will be exhibited in Turkey, are based on a species of hybrid plant/animal forms based on botanical nomenclature that she invented.

Carol received 2009 GAP Award funding for hiring fees in the creation of a professional website and for conversion of 30 years of slide images of her ceramic work to digital format. This step would allow her to further her career in acquiring more gallery representation out of state, as well as teaching workshop opportunities at nationally recognized ceramic facilities such as Anderson Ranch, Penland School of Crafts, and Haystack School of Crafts. She has been asked to teach a workshop at Mendocino Arts Center in Fall 2009.

Information included above was provided by artist at the time of application.