KATHRYN’S ARTIST BIO/STATEMENT:
The love of ceramics came early in the life of Kathryn Devlin. Growing up in Southern California, she had her first experience in clay by digging clay deposits in her father’s orange grove. She fashioned small figurines with rhinestone eyes, baking them in her mother’s oven. Her lifelong love of art and nature are visible in her work today. Kathryn is a retired primary teacher and is largely self-taught. She began working in clay upon retirement in 2003. Hallmarks of her work are attention to detail along with a sense of whimsy, influenced by her career spent with young children. Each piece is one-of-a-kind, painstakingly created from a combination of slabs, coils and pinching techniques. There are between three and five coats of glaze applied with great attention to detail on each piece. All pieces are fired twice. Kathryn lives in Amador County where she has received numerous awards for her ceramic creations. She spends part of the year in Tucson, Arizona with her husband where she enjoys experiencing its active ceramic community.