Carol Gentithes

“Carol Gentithes grew up in the flatlands of Ohio. She has a B.A. from Duke University”

[...The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity.”...]

Carol Gentithes grew up in the flatlands of Ohio. She has a B.A. from Duke University in English Literature and a B.F.A from Alfred University in Ceramics. She spent a dozen or so years working in the travel industry managing a travel agency, escorting groups to Europe and Asia. She has been awarded artist-in-residency fellowships at Arrowmont School of Arts in Tennessee, the Sanbao Ceramic Institute in China and ArtLink in Estonia. In 1997, Carol and her husband Fred Johnston established Johnston & Gentithes Art Pottery in Whynot (suburb of Seagrove), NC where they presently make and sell their work.

Carol is best known for her quixotic sculptures, an embodiment of the complex nuances within nature and humankind. Abstracting from mythology, literature and life’s observations, her subject matter ranges anywhere from conceptual ideas to political commentaries. Her work is in the Mint Museum permanent collection and  documented in several publications. She has exhibited her artwork nationally and internationally.


741 Fork Creek Mill Road
Seagrove, NC 27341


Pottery Studio:

Johnston & Gentithes Art Pottery



Sunday by chance or appointment