reichardt bio

Carrie Reichardt

Guest Artist - Past

Residence Time: March/April 2015

Country of Origin: England

Reichardt has been involved in community and public art projects for over 15 years. She has designed and consulted on large scale mosaic murals, celebrating with local communities. Her most recent community work is visible in Miravalle, one of the most deprived districts on the fringes of Mexico City. With her partners in Living Space Arts they designed and installed ‘The Art of Recycling’, Harold Hill library, Essex and ‘The Revolution will be Ceramicsed’, London Portobello.

Inspired by William Morris and the long-standing tradition of subversive ceramics in the UK, Reichardt created the ‘Mad in England’ trademark. This branded a series of affordable, subversive souvenirs which countered the overwhelming patriotism in Britain surrounding the Queen's Jubilee in 2012 by celebrating the protestor, tapping into the opposing mood of national dissent.

Reichardt is frequently called to speak on the use of craft and art as protest. She was invited to speak at National Museums Liverpool’s International Women’s Day lectures in March 2012, and at the British Association of Modern Mosaic forum, held at the V&A October 2012. Carrie’s work is also featured in the latest edition of Ceramics and Print, by Paul Scott, a previous Visiting Artist at The Clay Studio.

Carrie's website

During her stay in Philadelphia, Reichardt will be a key speaker at the Society of American Mosaic Artist conference (March 11-14). We are excited to have Ms. Reichardt as a guest in our Clay Studio community during March and April, 2015.