Kathy Kearns has been an artist potter for more than thirty five years. Her passion for working with clay began in her teenage years. She attended the Kansas City Art Institute, receiving her BFA and continued her education in the arts at the University of Colorado in Boulder, receiving her MFA in 1986. Her focus and passion revolves around the functional aspects of clay vessels and the presentation of food, drink, flowers and plants.
She works in a variety of styles, taking inspiration from the rich history of ceramics. Her California Craft Style has a mix and match approach and is inspired by the colorful ware of mid 20th century California art pottery. Archetypal Vessels and the Aegean Wave Collection are informed by her study and fascination with ancient pottery forms, especially those from her ancestral home in Greece. Several French restaurants are home to her Her Cassoulet Ware, as well as with cassoulet aficionados all over the United States. The common element of her work is simple and strong form intended for use in the home.
Kathy established Crockett Pottery in 1994, living and working in the small, picturesque community of Crockett on the Carquinez Strait. She is also a part time instructor at Solano Community College and Red Ox Clay Studio.