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.


M.P.S., Humanistic and Multicultural Education, SUNY New Paltz, New Paltz, NY (December, 2020)

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

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

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


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

Upcoming Shows

Hermitage Outdoor Arts and Craft Fair

Sun., August 12, 2023: 10am - 5pm
Hermitage Museum, 335 North Franklin Turnpike, Ho-Ho-Kus, NJ, 07423

Fort Lee Artisan Market

Sat., September 9, 2023: 12pm - 5pm
Hudson Lights Park, 2030 Hudson St, Fort Lee, NJ 07024

Peapack & Gladstone Art in the Park

Sun., September 17, 2023: 11am - 4pm
Liberty Park, 168 Main St, Peapack and Gladstone, NJ, 07977

Falling Leaves Arts & Craft Fair

Sun., October 29, 2023: 10am - 5pm
Montville High School Gym, 100 Horseneck Rd, Montville, NJ 07045

Wayne PAL 1st Annual Holiday Craft Show

Sun., November 19, 2023: 10am - 4pm
Wayne Police Athletic League, 1 Pal Drive, Wayne, NJ 07470

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