Warren Carpenter is a resident of Seneca, South Carolina. He attended Clemson University’s College of Architecture. Graduating in 1975, Warren became a homebuilder and the owner of the Arts Company, a gallery in Seneca.
His real passion is turning wood. Creating. He says, “When I pick up a piece of wood, I want that piece of wood to become the best piece that it can, no preconceived ideas, I don’t walk into the shop and pick up a piece of wood and make it be something, I look at the wood, handle it and see what it wants to be. I'd have a difficult time being an artist if I didn’t have a partner, and that partner is wood and we work together to create something unique.”
He is involved in the Blue Ridge Arts Council, Carolina Mountain Wood Turners, the Southern Highland Craft Guild (second oldest guild in the nation), the Downtown Seneca Merchant Association and the Oconee Memorial Hospital Foundation, to name a few.