We are delighted to announce that Katie Teesdale will be joining the Clay Coyote Emerging Artist Studio on September 1, 2016.
Katie originally hails from Glen Ellyn, Illinois. She received her BFA from University of Iowa in Ceramics with honors.
Since 2014, Katie has been working at The Clay Studio in Philadelphia, a nonprofit educational institution dedicated to the promotion and development of the ceramic arts and the work of clay artists. At The Clay Studio Katie’s primary role has been the Educational Assistant for Outreach and teaching artist; for the last two years she has spearheaded the Claymobile, a mobile outreach program to bring clay arts to underserved areas of Philadelphia.
Katie’s passion for teaching will continue, as she takes on the role of Ceramics Teacher for Dassel-Cokato High School part-time this September.
Katie joins the Clay Coyote with the goal of starting her own pottery studio in three years. Katie says, “I was trying to find place that would allow me launch my own line of pottery and build business skills to start my own studio, when I found the Clay Coyote Emerging Artist Incubator I realized that the program has everything I need: a shared space to offset the high cost of starting up, a built-in customer base to support my growth as I developed my pottery, and the small business mentoring that’s missing from fine arts academic programs.”
When not potting, Katie loves spending time with friends and family, playing with her dog Watson, and swing dancing.
Katie will be in the Studio most afternoons and weekends, she’s self-proclaimed night owl and has a mad sweet tooth. Come out meet Katie!
Katie’s work will be available for purchase in the Clay Coyote Gallery and online at www.claycoyote.com starting in September.
Follow Katie on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/teesdalestudios/