- 4 years ago
I remember watching Kathy King demo at NCECA in 2002. I was listening to her talk and watching her work (I think she had a beer while working away up on that stage...or maybe that's myth), and I thought: "Someday, I'm going to talk to that woman on a form of communication that hasn't been invented yet and then distribute it via another technology that also hasn't been invented yet." And it's happened. I was Kathy's guest last month while I spent a few days in Boston, and she was kind enough to have me at Harvard ceramics as a visiting artist. Kathy's background is as varied as anyone I've talked to on this program. She's done a lot of work early on in her career learning about the material on her own, and that scrappiness has found its usefulness as her career has developed over the years. She's gone from academia to the craft circuit and back again...with a lot of life in between. Enjoy this talk, it's a good one.