Katie Kimmel was drawn to ceramics from a very young age, but it was only in college that she realized her dream and studied it wholeheartedly. Now she works from her serene studio, situated in the Mojave Desert in California, where she makes unique creations, adding a playful twist to the ancient craft.
“I took ceramics classes as a kid and have always been very sculpture-minded when it comes to making art,” she recalled in an interview with the Urban Outfitters blog. “In college I had the facility to start working with ceramics again and it was a dream come true! I love feeling connected with my younger self who loved clay.”
“I try to be nice to myself when I’m working and mentally it’s allowed me to go to a lot of weird places,” she added. “Also I take time to work in different mediums and try new things, then when I come back to ceramics I find that the new things have a way of influencing the way I work.”
Her vases and jugs are a joy to behold. Take a look for yourself.