Charles Bound was born in New York City in 1939. After graduating from Union University in 1962 with a degree in English Literature, Charles spent the next three years teaching at secondary level. From 1965 to 1971 he worked for a publishing company, dividing his time between the USA and Africa. By 1972 he was juggling a variety of commitments; teaching, traveling, writing and theatre work, mostly in Kenya.
Charles did not come to study ceramics until 1983, setting up a studio while working as a college technician and teaching. In 1994 he was gifted the use of space on a farm where he could build his own wood fired kiln, which he has been working with since.
Charles and his wife Joy currently live and work in Wales.
“Since have been learning what I am doing and how little I know about this clay business. All in all the process has been mostly about learning to see what’s in front of me as I go along, making the most of the vagaries of skill and the kiln used.”
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