"Clay is an endlessly fascinating material, chameleon by nature it beholds many things beyond utility and expression. There is an elemental synthesis that occurs at every stage of making which captures my curiosity. Wood ash and flame path are left behind on pots that were not long ago muddy, flexible and shaped by water. The relationship between these elements and the origins of these materials is where I choose to play."
Kate Kennedy is an emerging ceramic artist and works part-time as a studio potter from her home in Victoria, BC. She primarily makes functional work using an electric kiln and is learning how to make wood-fired pottery.
She began working with clay as a hobby in 2014 and after several night courses, she decided to return to school and study ceramics professionally. In 2017, she received her Diploma in Studio Ceramics from the Kootenay School of the Arts in Nelson, BC and has since studied at the Penland School of Craft in North Carolina, USA.
Kate has shown and sold her work across British Columbia and can be found teaching pottery classes when she is not in her studio. Past projects she has created include illuminated porcelain sculptures for music festival stages across BC.