Kyle Carpenter was born and raised in the Raleigh, NC. He attended the University of North Carolina at Asheville and received his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 2000. Kyle soon married and made his permanent home in Asheville. In 2002, he built a salt-kiln and made a studio at his home. Since then, he has been working as a full-time studio potter, exhibiting his work at studio tours, galleries, and museums across the United States. In 2007, Kyle moved his studio and gallery to Asheville’s Historic River Arts District. He continues to welcome locals and tourists alike into his studio, offering a glimpse into the profession he loves.