Charlie firing the hybrid wood/soda/gas kiln he built at his home in Little Compton.

Charlie firing the hybrid wood/soda/gas kiln he built at his home in Little Compton.

Arch Contemporary Ceramics is a fine craft ceramics gallery, studio and school located in the historic Four Corners arts district of Tiverton, Rhode Island specializing in unique handmade pottery and sculpture.

Gallery owner CHARLIE Barmonde is a professional potter, sculptor and educator living in Little Compton, RI. After receiving his BA in Ceramics and Art History from Marlboro College in Vermont in 1999, he worked as a studio assistant and production potter throughout New England and Florida before settling in Rhode Island and establishing his own fine craft ceramics studio in 2005. His work has been represented in galleries in New York, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Florida and Vermont and is included in numerous private collections nationwide. Charlie opened Arch Contemporary Ceramics in Tiverton, RI in June 2014 as private studio and retail shop which has grown to include a fine art gallery, ceramics school and residency program.

Gallery Director Shauna Cahill is a ceramic sculptor and arts administrator living and working on the south coast of Massachusetts. After studying ceramics and art history at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, Shauna completed a post-baccalaureate program at Indiana University Bloomington focused on ceramics and arts administration. She has experience working as a studio and gallery assistant for Navio Artisans Collective, Gustin Gallery, and the Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts.