Carl Smith is a Wenatchee Valley native and a man of many trades who threw several bowls in 2007 and 2008 for Empty Bowls. He has made his living as a potter since 1982. Skilled at both wheel throwing and ram press production in clay, Carl operated a successful ceramic ware industry out of Cashmere until 1999. Since then he has continued as an artisan/proprietor in jewelry and as a retail shop owner in Leavenworth. Since 2018, Carl has provided the free use of his large kilns for the firing of hundreds of our bowls.