August 29, 2014

Maker's Mark Bios: CC - Carson Culp

At Portland Growler Company we partner with studios that care about nurturing their employees creative passions. Our ceramic production partner, Mudshark Studios exemplifies this sort of partnership. The creative endeavors, experience and contributions of each member of the team that produces our growlers can be seen in each and every growler they make. Take a look at the bottom of your growler to see the initials of that growler's maker; maker's marks are our way of helping you put a face with a name and show you what true handcrafted quality means to us. We recently visited with our team at Mudshark and we asked each artist the same 12 questions about life, beer, and art and we'll be introducing you to them here.

Meet Carson Culp. Carson trims the growlers after they are removed from the plaster molds. You've got one of his growlers if you see a 'CC' on the bottom. 


Name: Carson Culp

Hometown: Puerto Rico, but Portland is my second home.

Education/Life Experience: I took ceramics classes in high school and now I am working on my Associates degree in the arts at PCC.

  • How did you get started at Mudshark?

I wanted to work in the ceramics field so I asked my ceramics professor at PCC for advice. He told me to check out Mudshark. I talked to Brett and told him how passionate I was about clay. I started with two shifts, and now I am here full time.

  • What’s your favorite beer or beverage to fill your growler with?

Well, I am 19…

  • Why do you like working in clay?

I don’t know, it’s just so centered. I like balance. It’s just something I really love and am passionate about.

  • What are your goals as an artist/maker?
Maybe start a production kitchenware and kitchen supply store.
  • If you could share a growler fill with anyone in the world (alive or dead) who would it be and why?

Gee I don’t know. I’d say my grandpa. I never got to know him well, but I know he had some crazy stories.