Cara Jean McCarthy

Pronouns: she/her

Cara grew up in Indianapolis, IN and dreamed of pursuing a Broadway Dancer’s Life. While dancing in a regional ballet company, she earned an M.A analyzing the Vaganova Russian Ballet Teaching Syllabus and creating a Jazz Concert Piece featuring Salm Stewart’s “Flat Foot Floogie.”  She moved to NYC and loved every moment of her professional Dancer’s Life, performing, choreographing, and teaching.

She discovered Clay Love at GHP in 2007 after her Dance career had ended and her beautiful daughter Heather had left home. Studying first in Wheel classes with Peter Lane – he nurtured her new language of clay, encouraging personal style and technical practice – so similar to the discipline, focus and practice in Dance. Working with clay became her new dance, creating movement in porcelain stillness her motif.

Her clay loves have been shown at and are now a part of the Permanent Collections of the International Museum of Dinnerware Design and the Casa de Costa Gallery. Exhibitions include The Tokyo NYC Friendship Association Exhibitions, the Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition Shows, GHP’s Jane Hartsook Gallery Exhibitions, as well as in homes all over the globe.