Seth Charles is a studio artist and Director of Ceramics at Sawtooth School for Visual Art in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Charles holds a BFA from the University of North Florida (2012) and an MFA degree from Central Washington University.
Seth Charles has been a professor of visual art at State College of Florida and Central Washington University and has lectured and led workshops around the country. Charles has been a long-term artist in resident at The Clay Studio of Missoula and Morean Center for Clay. Seth is co-owner of A&S Kiln Building and Consultation Services and has built wood fired kilns at multiple schools and clay centers across the country including Washington, Vermont, Montana, and Florida.
“My work is inspired by the irregular beauty of the natural world and is made in response to the quickly growing trend toward digitalization in contemporary society. Created through a nature based aesthetic paradigm, the work directly rejects the ideals of beauty and perfection found in western society. The sculptures are generally small and compact, quiet, and inward-orientated. They invite the viewer to get closer and inspire a reduction of the physical distance between object and person, providing a sensory experience that rewards examination and reflection.”