Invited by gwendolyn yoppolo
OC: Where is your Studio?
KG: As of a few weeks ago, The Studio for Arts + Works in Carbondale, Colorado (Homebase for the Artstream Nomadic Gallery)
OC: How long have you been working in clay?
KG: Full speed ahead since 2012!
OC: Can you share a little bit about your education and background?
KG: I’m a Columbus, Ohio gal who studied at Ohio University and Penn State University. While at both schools I had the opportunity to study at multiple craft schools and I fell in love with alternative learning(craftschools.us). I feel that my education has had equal impacts from both traditional craft methods and the conceptual nature of academia. Most recently, I was at the Haystack Mountain School of Crafts (haystack-mtn.org) in Maine for seven months and I am just bursting with inspiration and excitement about being a craftsperson. Now that I am all settled into my new home in Carbondale, Colorado, I am enjoying the mountains and my studio at SAW(art-stream.com & sawcarbondale.com).
OC: What is your favorite thing about the ceramic process?
KG: GLAZE! CHEMISTRY! SCIENCE! I love wrapping my head around the idea that the same calcium that was created from the Big Bang is also the same calcium that makes up my bones and makes up my glazes! It’s all there, it’s all connected.
OC: What do you feel is your role as an artist?
KG: My role here is to leave a mark—on a plate, on the world, on a loved one. To mark my existence and remind my fellow human beings that we are all just that, human, and there is a lot of beauty in that.
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