Working as a self-titled ‘craftivist’, Carrie Reichardt is an outspoken, politically charged and ceramic slinging artist. Leaving a trail of poetry and prose in her wake, Reichardt employs the techniques of a muralist, but the tools of a mosaic artist, screen printing her own tiles to use rather than paint.
Reichardt has been involved in community and public art projects for two decades, designing and consulting on large-scale mosaic murals in various local communities. Most recently she just tiled the front entrance of Pool Meadow Bus Station in Coventry to celebrate it being the 2021 city of culture. In 2018, Reichardt finally completed the transformation of her west London home into a giant mosaic mural – a process that took twenty years and tens of thousands of tiles to complete.
In 2013, Reichardt won the prestigious Winston Churchill Travelling Fellowship to research ‘How to advance community mosaics in the UK’. Reichardt 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, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, USA 2014 and was the first ever visual artist is residence with The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust.
Reichardt is frequently called to speak on the use of craft and art as protest and has presented at Museum of Liverpool, Victoria and Albert Museum, ICA, Powerhouse Museum in Sydney.