Carly Riegger (They/She)
Disabled Ceramic Artist & Activist
handmade figurative sculpture to promote conversations about disability
Through her ceramic practice, Carly creates figures filled with emotion that tell a story of what it is like to live with chronic pain. All of the pieces are handmade and individualized to portray different aspects of chronic illness. Carly is an advocate for accessibility for themselves and others. With their work, they hope to continue to help others and spread the importance of disability around the world.
Disability shouldn't just be tolerated. It should be celebrated.
Living with Chronic Pain Blog
I walked up with my cane to the register, ready to order. Just before I got there, an older man who was leaving the register pointed at my body and cane and said, "You gotta gimp?" I was so taken aback; I didn't know what to say. I didn't respond. He said again, "You gotta gimp? What happened?"
Understanding disability and ableism is the work of every revolutionary, activist, and orgnaizer --of every human being.