Willie Carter was born in Wick in the far north of Scotland and, following a three year ceramics course at Chesterfield Art College, has pursued a successful career as a potter for over 25 years.
His studio is in Farndon at Top Farm Pottery. Here he has developed a range of mainly thrown, highly decorated Earthenware, each piece individually brush decorated with a variety of animals and fish in Mediterranean colours.
Over the years, a love of modelling clay has resulted in the evolution of hand-built animal sculptures. These figures have a free flowing, spontaneous feel, which captures the creature's character and range from bison and beagles to a complete bridge of elephants.