Kathy Phelps is an avid student of the broad possibilities of contemporary studio ceramics, and has studied with scores of the top artists of our time. Her varied explorations in clay attempt to satisfy her great curiousity for new process and design. The result is a multi-faceted body of work comprised of a handful (or two) of different lines of work that gradually evolve as she incorporates new influences.
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Kathy Phelps at MudFire
Providing ongoing representation
Annual Holiday Shows, 2006-2011
Gallery group show Teapots A-Go-Go 2, April 2004
Kathy Phelps Artist Bio
A graduate of Auburn University with a degree in Art Education, Kathy Phelps has been a potter for approximately fifteen years, and in 2002, built her own studio. Over the years, Kathy has studied with a number of well known potters at Callanwolde Fine Arts Center in Atlanta, GA, Anderson Ranch, Penland School of Crafts, and the Appalachian Center for Crafts, as well as at numerous weekend workshops in the Atlanta area. In 2003, Kathy was selected for a two-year apprenticeship at Callanwolde Fine Arts Center, under the direction of Glenn Dair, where she learned the finer points of running a studio including firing kilns, mixing glazes, assisting students with their work and developing her own work. In 2005, Kathy concluded the program with a show at the Creative Spirit Gallery in Atlanta.
Over the past fifteen years, Kathy has continued to systematically study pottery with both hands-on and weekend workshops with such renowned potters as Matt Long, Julia Galloway, Ron Meyers, Rick Berman, Josh DeWeese, Tom Coleman, Suzy Lindsey, Leah Leitson, Harvey Sadow, among others.
Kathy's work has appeared in a number of juried shows including The Fine Arts Exhibition of the Decatur Arts Festival, Decatur, GA, Teapots a Go Go at Mudfire Studio and Gallery, Atlanta, GA, The National Juried Exhibition, Primary Colors: A Survey of Contemporary Craft in Red, Yellow and Blue, Artisans Center of Virginia, Waynesboro, VA, and the Bluff Park Art Show in Birmingham, AL, and the Small Works Exhibit, Watkinsville, GA. Kathy's pottery has also been published in the Lark Books 500 series: 500 Cups (2004), 500 Pitchers (2006), 500 Animals in Clay (2006), and 500 Raku coming out in Spring 2011.