KATHERINE MALONEY | Clay
Katherine’s ceramic forms draw inspiration from growing up on a farm in Tidewater Virginia. Where her keen observation of the natural world became intrinsic to creating animal themed vessels. Katherine discovered ceramics at age eleven before apprenticing with a potter in high school and later developing her practice during completion of a Bachelor of Arts degree from Guilford College in Greensboro, NC.
Katherine worked as studio technician after graduation at Guilford before establishing a home studio on her family’s farm in Virginia. In 2016-17, Katherine enjoyed a 6 month artist residency at Starworks Clay studio in Star, NC, where she focused on the wood kiln as a primary firing method.
Katherine employs her extensive training in wheel throwing and functional ceramics to create her forms, adding animal figures through techniques of sculpting and carving. She currently works out of her home studio in VA, and often travels back to NC to participate in wood firings.