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I grew up in Knoxville, TN and studied ceramics at the Appalachian Center for Crafts before making my way over to England. I have worked at the Leach Pottery in St Ives for 8 years, where I am currently the Deputy Studio Manager of the workshop. Working production in such an intensive environment and being surrounded and encouraged by the talent and enthusiasm of our workshop team has had a profound impact on me and my work. The Leach workshop continues to attract potters from all over the world and serves as a meeting ground for the exchange of skills and ideas. In 2015, I had the opportunity to do a residency at the Hamada workshop in Mashiko, Japan. I began playing around with Hakeme brush decorations, which has been a catalyst for my recent work.

Born from my years in a production workshop, I enjoy the repetition of throwing simple forms from either porcelain or stoneware. I love to play around with the finishes, integrating the surface decoration and form, by using contrasting slips as a means of creating texture and individuality to my range of pots.


Kat Wheeler
Leach Pottery
Higher Stennack
St Ives
Cornwall, UK TR26 2HE
Phone: 1 736799703

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