Like many artists, Katie grew up always creating in some way or another. Growing up in a creative environment of jewelry makers, painters and seamstresses, her early childhood was spent making up stories, music, drawings, and paintings. In addition to playing with the intricate dollhouses her mother would build.
She quickly grew to love the new creative freedoms that clay had to offer as a three-dimensional medium, and the limitless learning and exploration. Katie also greatly enjoyed creating intricate whimsical houses or scenes, pulling from her vast imagination that was fostered in part from those childhood dollhouses. Throughout high school she had her drawings, paintings, and ceramic creations in student exhibitions in the Lake Country and Kelowna Art Galleries.
After graduation, Katie enrolled in Selkirk College’s Ceramics Studio Certificate. At KSA, she is exploring the idea of combining her wheel thrown vessels with a hand-built style. She alters them afterwards with indents and stretches or narrows the form out in places, adding the illusion of movement and flexibility. Her pottery style is still growing and currently reflects her interest in the pottery wheel as well as repeating patterns, abstract texture, and organic forms.
Photos by David Gluns