Gallery

Every piece is one of a kind. This is a sampling of pottery that has already found a home.

As a potter and an art teacher, I always try to make connections between what I am doing in the studio and what I am doing in the classroom. One thing I have learned from my students is to be open-minded when it comes to working. I enjoy creating functional pottery: plates, platters, boxes, and pitchers, and then I manipulate the surface to make it more enticing. I treat the clay like canvas or paper, brushing on layers of glaze and wax to create a layered, dimensional surface. I like simple shapes, geometry, lines and children’s drawings. I think these primitive designs speak to all generations. With this work, I have tried to keep in mind what I tell my students: “Try something new; you never know what the results will be!”

About Kate

I began my work in ceramics as a teacher's assistant for children's clay classes at a community art center in Summit, NJ, while in high school. I sat down at the wheel, made a huge mess, and was hooked. I continued to focus on clay while an art major in college, and then continued to make work while beginning my career as an art teacher in Minnesota, then New Jersey. I am now happily potting when I'm not in the classroom.

Education

B.A., Studio Art, St. Olaf College, Northfield, MN (May, 2000)

M.A.Ed. in Art Education, College of St. Catherine, St. Paul, MN (June, 2003)

Advanced Supervisory Certificate, Montclair State University, Montclair, NJ (June, 2009)

Affiliations

Hudson River Potters @ hudsonriverpotters.net
Art Educators of NJ
NJ Potters Guild @ pottersguildnj.org
Member, Potter's Council
Member, National Council for Education in the Ceramic Arts

Upcoming Shows

Community Presbyterian Church

1459 Deer Path, Mountainside, NJ 07902

November 12 and 13, 2016

Saturday 11am - 5pm
Sunday 12pm - 5pm

Credit cards now accepted!
Free admission
Directions: Route 22 to New Providence Road, Mountainside.
If going east on 22, cross over 22 at New Providence Road.
If going west on 22, go right at New Providence Road.
Follow the double yellow lines up the hill to Deer Path.
Go straight ahead to the church.

Contact Kate

 
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