Katie Teesdale is one of the new Clay Coyote Emerging Artist Studio potters. Katie hails from Philadelphia, but she’s originally Illinois (ah hem … we know a few other talented potters who started out in Lincoln’s state). While in Philly, Katie was working for The Clay Studio. There she had access to electric cone six kilns and porcelain clay. Katie’s porcelain pots are unglazed on the outside, but still shine, she uses a special three-phase polishing process to get the soft, smooth, almost glass-like exterior.
Over the last few years, Katie has developed her two signature glazes a fresh, grass green and a bright, sky blue, they shine on her brilliant white clay.
Katie also has a collection of porcelain clay jewelry. The clay is light, brightly glazed, on sterling silver.
You can also see some of Katie’s terracotta sculptural pieces. These statement pots were designed to display air plants, but they stand alone too.
Katie’s pots are for sale in the Clay Coyote Gallery, she’s in the Studio most days and would love to have you stop in to say “hi” and talk about her porcelain polishing processes.
All of Katie’s work will also be on display at the 42nd Annual Hutchinson Arts & Crafts Festival. The Festival will be held on Friday, September 16th and Saturday, September 17th in Library Square (directions). While you’re at the Festival, make time to stop into Zella’s right across the street. They’re celebrating their Grand (re)Opening under new ownership.
PS: Katie and Levi were featured on Page 2A in the Hutchinson Leader this week. Please take a moment to read the article.