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Carrie Reichardt

Carrie Reichardt is a leading contemporary artist, who works from a mosaic-covered studio in London, The Treatment Rooms. A figurehead for the Craftivism movement, Carrie uses murals, ceramics, screen-printing and graphic design in her work and is called upon to speak on the use of craft and art as protest – most recently for National Museums Liverpool’s International Women’s Day lectures in March 2012. Inspired by William Morris and the long-standing tradition of subversive ceramics in the UK that dates back to the Victorian Jubilee, Carrie Reichardt has created ‘Mad in England’. This is a series of affordable, subversive souvenirs that celebrate the protestor and tap into a national mood of dissent that reaches from Occupy the City to UK Uncut. Carrie trained at Kingston University and achieved a First class degree in Fine Art from Leeds Metropolitan. She was Artist in Residence at Camberwell Art College in 2009. Following a period as Artist in Residence at The Single Homeless Project, she remains a proactive supporter, donating a percentage of the profits from her ‘Mad in England’ series to the charity. Her work has appeared in leading galleries around the world and Carrie represented the UK as part of a group of international artists invite