Hello and Welcome! I'm Katie; the hands behind Wild Thing Pottery. My pronouns are She/Her. Thank you so much for stopping by!
I've been throwing on the wheel since 2006, when one of my high school art teachers revealed the school had a potter's wheel, and the rest, as they say, is history.
I attended Hood College in Frederick MD, eventually earning a BA in Art and Archaeology, specifically studio arts with a concentration in the ceramic arts. My senior show was a floral representation of the Fibonacci sequence. I tend to get a little carried away with things, for sure, but I like to think it works to my advantage. I'm Extra, if you will.
In college, we were tasked with creating a business. Combining my love for ceramics with my favorite yoga pose, Wild Thing Pottery was born! I mostly worked out of shared art spaces or made due with overworked clay at my kitchen table up until three years ago, when I got the wonderful opportunity to build a studio in my basement! I've been steadily building inventory, acquiring kilns, and doing shows ever since.
Alongside running my studio, I've been helping senior citizens learn handbuilding for the better part of a decade. I also worked with an amazing process art company and drove around Western Maryland teaching kids who wanted to learn about art, and taught camps and helped run some Raku workshops. T'was such fun!
When I'm not throwing, glazing, teaching, or otherwise creating in clay, you can catch me at the Maryland Ensemble Theatre making props, theatre, or elven mischief with "Oh Crit, the D&D improv show!" I might also be hanging out with the lovely witches of Moonhaven School of Magic, mixing up some kitchen magic, tending the garden, or embroidering something-or-other while watching a screwball comedy.