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Kathy King Workshop

Stacks of Sgraffito - September 26-28, 2014

Kathy King presents a three-day, hands-on workshop that focuses on a wide range of surface techniques including sgraffito, mishima and print transfer techniques using slips and underglazes that will ultimately be fired with translucent, Cone 6 glazes. King’s work is rich in narrative and she will also share her personal anecdotes and share how they manifest in her work. This will be a thought-provoking workshop that enables you to take the surface of your work to a new level of sophistication.

Beginning with either wheel-thrown or hand built forms, King will teach you how to personalize and add meaning to your work with discussion emphasis on the use of visual imagery and narrative. In addition to hands-on work time, participants will be able to play with a variety of techniques geared towards composition and meaning to bring back to their own studio process.

Class size 16. Particpants may hand-build or throw. Please let us know which method of construction you will be using when we confirm your registration.

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Three day Workshop
September 26-28, 2014
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Kathy King at MudFire

Kathy King solo show, July 2011
Gallery group show Mug*Shots, August 2009
Gallery group show American Masters, May 2008
Workshop presenter Photo/Graphic Imaging On Clay, August 2007
Gallery group show Teapots A-Go-Go, April 2006
Workshop presenter I Heart Surface, October 2004


Kathy King Artist Bio

King resides in Boston, MA and holds the position of Director of Education at the Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard. In addition to maintaining her own studio practice, she has been a Visiting Faculty at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, Rhode Island School of Design in Providence, RI and University of Massachusetts in Dartmouth, MA. She held the position of Associate Professor at Georgia State University in Atlanta, Georgia until 2007. She has given workshops and lectures at over fifty colleges, universities, schools and art centers throughout the USA.

The National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA) has featured King as an Emerging Artist in 1999, a Demonstrating Artist in 2002 and most recently a co-juror with Mark Burns for the 2012 National Student Juried Show. Her curatorial efforts have also included exhibitions for the University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, The Morean Arts Center in St. Petersburg, FL and Mudfire Gallery in Atlanta, GA. Her narrative vessels, tiled furniture and printmaking, either presented individually, or combined in installation, present narratives from a feminist point of view. Her ultimate objective is to translate her own experience, specifically as a contemporary woman, in relation to social culture dealing with such issues as sexual orientation, reproduction and issues of the body and gender. Her imagery, reminiscent of an underground comic book style, uses satirical humor, irony and sarcasm to map her journey from pubescence to menopause.

Her exhibition record includes solo shows at Mudfire Gallery in Atlanta, GA, Penland School of Crafts in Penland, NC, Crimson Laurel Gallery in Bakersville, NC, The Erie Museum of Art, Erie, PA, McMaster Gallery - University of South Carolina, Columbus, SC, University of West Georgia, Carrolton, GA and Spacelab in Cleveland, OH. Group exhibitions include Clay Studio in Philadelphia, PA, SOFA (Sculptural Objects Functional Art + Design) Expo, Chicago, IL (Ferrin Gallery and Santa Fe Clay Gallery), World Ceramic Exposition, Yoju, Korea, Blue Spiral Gallery, Asheville, NC, Mint Museum of Craft and Design, Charlotte, NC, Santa Fe Clay Gallery, Santa Fe, NM, Baltimore Clayworks, Baltimore, MD and Society of Arts and Crafts in Boston, MA. Her work is held in the collection of the Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham, Alabama in addition to numerous private collections.

Her work has been featured in Confrontational Ceramics by Judith Schwartz, Sex Pots by Paul Mathieu, The Art of Contemporary American Pottery by Kevin A. Hulch, 200 Plates and Chargers by Lark Books, Teapots Transformed by Leslie Ferrin and Handbuilt Tableware by Kathy Triplett. Her work can also be found in numerous periodicals including Ceramics: Art and Perception, Studio Potter, Clay Times, Art Papers and Ceramics Monthly.

Kathy King Artist Statement

My work centers on the presentation of narrative through ceramic vessels, tile work and printmaking, either separately or combined in installation, with a feminist point of view. I am interested in mapping the ways popular culture not only reflects women’s lives, but also shapes them. It is this influence that demands critical examination.

The use of satirical humor, irony and sarcasm often provides a seductive vehicle to approach issues of gender and sexuality within my work. The combination of narrative presented on the surface, united with the intended utility of each vessel, allows a dialogue between the essence of the object and its narrative. Individually, each pot’s narrative may convey a singular thought, but when the work is considered together in a serial format, the story unfolds.

Kathy King Artist Resume

University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, MFA, 1998
Connecticut College, New London, CT, BA in Studio Art, 1990
School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA, 1988-1989
Solo Exhibitions:
Speak to Me, Focus Gallery, Penland Gallery, Penland, NC, 2012
Kathy King, Featured Artist, Crimson Laurel Gallery, Bakersfield, NC, 2012
Kathy King, Mudfire Gallery, Atlanta, GA, 2011
Kathy King, Clay Scot Artworks, Birmingham, AL, 2010
Roswell Art Center West Gallery, Roswell, GA, We Need to Talk, 2007
University of West Georgia, Carrolton, GA, We Have to Talk, 2007
McMaster Gallery, University of South Carolina, Columbus, SC, To Reproduce or Not to Reproduce, 2006
Erie Art Museum, Erie, Pennsylvania, Nursery of My Indecision, 2002
Signature Shop and Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia, Kathy King: New Work, 2002
SPACELAB Gallery, Cleveland, Ohio, Rec Room of My Discontent, 1999
Group Invitational Exhibitions:
A Pretty Mess - Kathy King and Kurt Anderson, Clay Art Center, Port Chester, NY Plates and Platters, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA
HERstory, Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA
Kathy King and Steven Lee, Morean Arts Center, St. Petersburg, FL
Our Cups Runneth Over, Society of Arts and Crafts, Boston, MA
Shirts and Skins, Baltimore Clayworks, Baltimore, MD
Women in Clay: Line and Color, 18 Hands Gallery, Houston, TX
Centennial Alumni Exhibition, Connecticut College, New London, CT
Watershed 25th Anniversary Invitational, Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Boothbay, ME
Watershed 25th Anniversary Invitational, University of Massachusetts – Dartmouth, New Bedford, MA
American Pottery Festival, Northern Clay Center, Minneapolis, MN
Figure it Out, Clay Art Center, Port Chester, NY
Penland School of Crafts Invitational, Signature Shop and Gallery, Atlanta, GA
Faculty Exhibition, Harvard Ceramics Program, Allston, MA
Ceramic Surface Forum Artists, Arrowmont School of Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN
La Mesa at NCECA – Seattle, Santa Fe Clay at NCECA 2012, Santa Fe, NM
Resonance - The UF NCECA Alumni Invitational, The Studio, St. Petersburg, FL
La Mesa - Santa Fe, NCECA Tampa, Tampa, FL
La Mesa - Santa Fe, Santa Fe Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
Penland Show - 18 Hands Gallery, Houston, TX
Our Cups Runneth Over - Society of Arts and Crafts, Boston, MA
Liquid Surfaces - Main Street Art Gallery, Edwardsville, IL
Defining Self - Beatrice Coron and Kathy King, Mark A. Chapman Gallery, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS
Plates Show - Little Gallery Under the Stairs, Lynn, MA
Splendid Surfaces - AMACO/Potter's Council, Indianapolis, IN
Penland Summer Faculty Show - Penland Gallery, Penland, NC
Tell Me a Story - Contemporary Narrative Ceramics, University of Northern Iowa Gallery, Cedar Falls, IA
Summer of Love - Dow Studio, Deer Isle, ME
To Die For - NCECA Conference, Philadelphia, PA
Print and Clay II - West Chester University Gallery, West Chester, PA
AMACO Exhibition - NCECA 2010, Philadelphia, PA
La Mesa, Santa Fe Clay - NCECA 2010, Philadelphia, PA
Adorned, Meredith Gallery, Baltimore, MD
Clay Scott Gallery, Folk Fest, Atlanta, GA
Traditions and Diversions: Georgia Clay Now - Hudgens Art Center, Duluth, GA
Mug Shots - Mudfire Studio Gallery, Decatur, GA
Summer of Love 2009 - DowStudio, Deer Isle, ME
Scratching the Surface - Swan Coach Gallery, Atlanta, GA
Featured Artists - Clay Scott Gallery, Birmingham, AL
La Mesa - Santa Fe Clay - NCECA 2009, Phoenix, AZ
Confrontational Ceramics - Westchester Arts Council, White Plains, NY
MudFire Gallery, Decatur, GA American Masters
Santa Fe Gallery, Santa Fe, NM 7 Deadly Sins
Society of Contemporary Craft (SCC), Pittsburgh, PA Voices Invitational - NCECA, Pittsburgh, PA
Gallerie Chiz, Pittsburgh, PA Tacitly Tactile - NCECA, Pittsburgh, PA
Michael Berger Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA Object(Ions) - NCECA, Pittsburgh, PA
Three Rivers Arts Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA Greatest Show on Earth - NCECA, Pittsburgh, PA
Artist Image Resource (AIR), Pittsburgh, PA Print and Clay Show - NCECA, Pittsburgh, PA
Santa Fe Clay Gallery, Santa Fe, NM La Mesa - NCECA, Pittsburgh, PA
Dowstudio, Deer Isle, ME, Annual Clay National Invitational
Arrowmont Gallery, Gatlinburg, TN, Arrowmont School of Crafts Summer Faculty Exhibition
Santa Fe Clay Gallery, Santa Fe, NM, Tea
Dairy Barn Cultural Arts Center, Athens, OH, Contemporary Ceramics - A Dairy Barn Invitational
Santa Fe Clay Gallery, Santa Fe, NM, La Mesa - NCECA, Louisville, KY
Sculptural Objects and Functional Art Exposition, Chicago, IL, Santa Fe Clay Gallery Artists
Signature Shop and Gallery, Atlanta, GA, Intimate Rituals of Daily Life
Xen Gallery, St. Louis, MO, Likeness/The Human Form in Clay
Penland Gallery, Penland, NC, Ethos: Craft and Social Conscience
Dowstudio Gallery, Deer Isle, ME, Invited Artists
Santa Fe Clay Gallery, Santa Fe, NM, La Mesa - NCECA - Portland, OR
Macon Cultural Center Gallery, Macon, GA, Georgia Potters Then and Now
Signature Shop and Gallery, Atlanta, GA, Atlanta Teapot Festival
Mudfire Gallery, Decatur, GA, Teapot-A-Go-Go
Roswell West Gallery, Roswell, GA, Ceramic Masters
Santa Fe Clay Gallery, Santa Fe, NM, American Masters
Blue Heron Gallery, Deer Isle, Maine, Haystack Faculty Exhibition
Bedford Gallery, Walnut Creek, California, Pots: Objects of Virtue
Santa Fe Clay Gallery, Santa Fe, NM, Box Show
Lucinda Gallery, Baltimore, MD, Body Language: the Figure in Clay
Montage Gallery, Baltimore, MD, Terra Sutra II
Santa Fe Clay Presents, Baltimore, MD, La Mesa
Lillstreet Art Center, Chicago, IL, The Contemporary Cup
Signature Gallery, Atlanta, GA, Stories and Visions of Nature in Clay
Elevation Gallery, Atlanta, GA, Atomic Pop
Center for the Living Arts: space 301, Mobile, AL, Clay!
West Fine Arts Gallery, Texas Woman's University, Denton, TX, Stories: Ceramic Narrative, Symbol and Text
Santa Fe Clay Gallery, Santa Fe, NM, Natural Selection
Mint Museum of Craft and Design, Charlotte, NC, The Nature and Craft of the Penland Experience
International Exposition of Sculptural Objects and Functional Arts (SOFA), Chicago, IL, NCECA Emerging Artists 1996-2000 New Ceramic Art,
Donna Beam Fine Art Gallery, Las Vegas, NV, Not Teapots
Rialto, Atlanta, GA, Paperworks
Odyssey Gallery, Asheville, NC, Women in Clay
The 1912 Gallery, Emory and Henry College, Emory, VA, Narratives in Clay: Kathy King and Mark Burleson
Ferrin Gallery, Lenox, MA, Subject-Me-Object: Autobiographical Ceramic Sculpture
The Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia, Atlanta, GA, CLAY
Santa Fe Clay Gallery, Santa Fe, NM, Summer Faculty
Hiestand Galleries Miami University, Miami, OH, Craftsummer Faculty Exhibition
University Art Gallery, Sonoma State University, Sonoma, CA, Biological Mutiny
Craft Alliance, St. Louis, MO, Conversation Pieces, Text in Contemporary Craft
Blue Spiral I, Asheville, NC, Hot Ice III: Teapots and Pitchers
Baltimore Clayworks, Baltimore, MD, Pots Presented
Dalton Gallery, Agnes Scott College, Decatur, Georgia, No Agenda but Their Own - A Decade of Work by Women Artists
Odyssey Gallery, Asheville, NC, Plates and Platters
Incubator Gallery, Kansas City, MO, Terra Sutra: Erotic Ceramics
World Ceramic Exposition, Yoju, Korea, Taking Measure
IUN Gallery for Contemporary Art, Indiana University, Gary, IN, Strictly Dysfunctional
Calvin College Gallery, Calvin College, Grand Rapids, MI, Disclosures
Blue Spiral 1, Asheville, NC, National Clay Invitational
Santa Fe Clay Gallery, Santa Fe, NM, George Bowes, Kathy King, Wesley Anderegg
Georgia State University School of Art and Design Gallery, Atlanta, GA, Invitational Ceramics Alumni Exhibition
Works Gallery, Philadelphia, PA, Emerging Artists
Mobilia Gallery, Boston, MA, SOFA Exposition - Mobilia Gallery
Ferrin Gallery, Lenox, MA, SOFA Exposition - Ferrin Gallery
Santa Fe Clay Gallery, Santa Fe, NM, Bistro 1615 Invitational
Signature Shop and Gallery, Atlanta, GA, Cups, Cupboards and Cabinets
Odyssey Gallery, Asheville, NC, Politiclay
Ferrin Gallery, Lenox, MA, Teapots Transformed: Exploration of an Object
Ferrin Gallery, Lenox, MA, Celestial Seasonings Presents A Loose Interpretation V
Esmay Fine Art, Rochester, NY, Porcelain 2000
Odyssey Gallery, Asheville, NC, Summer Faculty Exhibit
PINCH Gallery, Northampton, MA, 21st Anniversary Teapot Invitational