untitled large gold vase with faces
Ken Carder (1955- ) was born in Lima, Ohio. His work is typically blown and sculpted, although he also uses casting and cold-working techniques. Faces have been a predominant theme in his work. Carder held his first solo exhibition in 1982 at Hephaestus Gallery in Bowling Green, Ohio. From 1984 through 1988 he was an artist in residence at the Penland School of Crafts in North Carolina. He worked as an assistant to both Harvey Littleton and William Bernstein before entering the Residents Program at Penland. He was awarded the Southern Arts Federation Fellowship Grant in 1985, and in 1988 he opened his own studio. Carder's work is in the collections of the Mint Museum, the Glass Museum Ebetoft (Denmark), and the Glas Museum Oberglas (Austria). He is currently living and working in Collinsville, Connecticut.