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Kathy King

Biography to Display: 

1968 Born, Alexandria, Virginia

EDUCATION

UnknownSchool of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts

1990 BA Studio Art, Ceramics, Connecticut College, New London, Connecticut

1998 MFA University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida

WORK EXPERIENCE

UnknownAssociate Professor, Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia

UnknownVisiting Faculty, Ceramics, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, Rhode Island

UnknownVisiting Faculty, Ceramics, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MassachusettsVisiting Faculty, Ceramics, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston, Massachusetts

Director of Education and Instructor in Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts

Member, Board of Directors, The Studio Potter

Studio Artist, Boston, Massachusetts

 

Kathy King uses ceramic vessels, tiled furniture and printmaking to present her issue oriented narratives. Her work presents her views on women’s issues as seen in both print and digital mass media. She uses satirical humor and sarcasm to celebrate her gender and to raise questions about traditional sexual norms. King has been inspired by Matt Nolan and other contemporary avant-garde potters.

King’s pieces are thrown porcelain.  She covers the vessel with a black slip then scratches through the slip using a sgraffito technique to expose the white clay beneath. Each piece is then given a clear glaze and  fired. King may use additional surface techniques that require a second firing such as of china painting, transfers or decals. The use of sgraffito is a clear reference to her training as a printmaker. It is quite common for her pieces to carry a written message that heightens the impact of the images.

Public Collections

Public Collections to Display: 

Bibliography

Bibliography to Display: 

Ferrin, Leslie. Teapots Transformed. Madison, WI: Guild Publishing,

Hluch, Kevin, The Art of Contemporary American Pottery. Iola, WI: Krause Publishing, 2001.

Mathieu, Paul. Sex Pots: Eroticism in Ceramics, London, England: A & C Black, 2003.

Schwartz, Judith. Confrontational Ceramics. Philadelphia, PA: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2008.

Triplett, Kathy. Handbuilt Tableware: Making Distinctive Plates, Bowls, Teapots and More. Asheville, NC: Lark Books, 2001.

 

Website(s):

http://www.kathykingart.com/

Artist's Studio: Kathy King Art Studio

 

Typical Marks
1999
1999
Common Sense
Date: 1999
Form: Teapot
Materials: Porcelain
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Glaze, Sgraffito
Rebecca Sive Collection
Photo: TMP
Rebecca Sive Collection
Photo: TMP
Photo: TMP
I See the Devil in Your Eyes
Date: ca. 2013
Form: Vase
Materials: Porcelain
Method: Thrown and Altered
Surface Technique: Sgraffito
"A Pretty Mess: Kurt Anderson and Kathy King," Clay Art Center, October 2013, Port Chester, New York
Photo: Loren Maron
"A Pretty Mess: Kurt Anderson and Kathy King," Clay Art Center, October 2013, Port Chester, New York
Til Death Do Us Part
Date: ca. 2013
Form: Vase
Materials: Porcelain
Method: Thrown and Altered
Surface Technique: Sgraffito
"A Pretty Mess: Kurt Anderson and Kathy King," Clay Art Center, October 2013, Port Chester, New York
Photo: Loren Maron
"A Pretty Mess: Kurt Anderson and Kathy King," Clay Art Center, October 2013, Port Chester, New York
Untitled Oval Platter
Date: ca. 2013
Form: Bowl, Platter
Materials: Porcelain
Method: Thrown and Altered
Surface Technique: Sgraffito
"A Pretty Mess: Kurt Anderson and Kathy King," Clay Art Center, October 2013, Port Chester, New York
Photo: Loren Maron
"A Pretty Mess: Kurt Anderson and Kathy King," Clay Art Center, October 2013, Port Chester, New York
Three Bottles
Date: ca. 2013
Form: Bottle
Materials: Porcelain
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Sgraffito
"A Pretty Mess: Kurt Anderson and Kathy King," Clay Art Center, October 2013, Port Chester, New York
Photo: Loren Maron
"A Pretty Mess: Kurt Anderson and Kathy King," Clay Art Center, October 2013, Port Chester, New York
Tattooes Lady Love and Adorn Plates
Date: ca. 2013
Form: Plate
Materials: Porcelain
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Sgraffito
"A Pretty Mess: Kurt Anderson and Kathy King," Clay Art Center, October 2013, Port Chester, New York
Photo: Loren Maron
"A Pretty Mess: Kurt Anderson and Kathy King," Clay Art Center, October 2013, Port Chester, New York
Mugs
Date: ca. 2013
Form: Mug
Materials: Porcelain
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Sgraffito
"A Pretty Mess: Kurt Anderson and Kathy King," Clay Art Center, October 2013, Port Chester, New York
Photo: Loren Maron
"A Pretty Mess: Kurt Anderson and Kathy King," Clay Art Center, October 2013, Port Chester, New York
Untitled
Date: 2014
Materials: Porcelain
Method: Hand Built
Surface Technique: Sgraffito
Photo: Loren Maron
Tumbler
Form: Tumbler
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Carved, Glaze
rosenfieldcollection.com
rosenfieldcollection.com
Plate
Form: Plate
Materials: Porcelain
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Carved, Glaze
rosenfieldcollection.com
rosenfieldcollection.com
Plate
Form: Plate
Materials: Porcelain
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Carved, Glaze
rosenfieldcollection.com
rosenfieldcollection.com
Bottle
Form: Bottle
Materials: Porcelain
Method: Thrown and Altered, Carved
Surface Technique: Glaze
Photo: TMP
Photo: TMP
Photo: TMP
Plate
Form: Plate
Method: Hand Built
Surface Technique: Carved, Glaze, Incised
rosenfieldcollection.com
rosenfieldcollection.com
Plate
Form: Plate
Method: Hand Built
Surface Technique: Carved, Glaze, Incised
rosenfieldcollection.com
rosenfieldcollection.com

Citation: "The Marks Project." Last modified March 29, 2018. http://www.themarksproject.org:443/marks/king