Minnesota Women Ceramic Artists is a professional organization that supports

ceramic artists who identify as women in Minnesota. MNWCA provides its members opportunities for exhibiting, networking and mentoring throughout their ceramic careers. MNWCA furthers the creative and professional development of its members.

 

Kathleen Crook

 

Member profile details

First name
Kathleen
Last name
Crook
 

Art Involvement and Photos

Art Involvement
  • Artist
  • Arts-related Business/Organization
Photo of Member
Photo of Artwork 1
Photo of Artwork 2
 

Artist Info

Artist Bio
I have been making pots since 1980 when a ceramics class railroaded my journalism degree. Always part time and always creating. I am also painting and making jewelry.

My journey of becoming an artist is more important to convey than listing the accolades that we read about on artist statements. I remember being about 9 years old and thinking that I wanted to be an artist. But the kind of things that I hear from people now were going through my head, like, I have no ability. Making art in my mind was drawing a perfect rendition of a fox or a tree. Making pottery was an experience that brought me to realize that I was capable of creating. And that is what art is about, channeling the creative and taking it to a place where we can share it.

My ceramics are made in my own home. Influenced by Italian Maiolica ceramics
Clay used
  • Terracotta
Type of work
  • Functional
Firing range/type
  • Electric, low-fire oxidation
Methods/techniques
  • Throwing
Additional techniques
  • Tile Making
  • Other
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