Katie Fee '12
Katie Fee is currently an Artist-in-Residence at the Morean Center for Clay in Saint Pete, Florida. She holds a B.A. in Studio Art from the College of William & Mary, where she completed a research thesis fellowship in soda firing methods, and a Graduate Certificate in Ceramics from U.Mass, Dartmouth. Fee has traveled across the country in pursuit of community and studio space, including time as staff at Peters Valley School of Craft, a long-term resident at Mudflat Art Center, a visiting speaker at Harvard’s Office of the Arts, and an assistant at The Penland School of Craft.
As an undergraduate geology student, Fee was most interested in field research: understanding and analyzing the chain of processes that lead to specific formations. Her motivation as a maker is similar- she aims to highlight process in form. Clay is responsive; it holds marks and can be cut and rebuilt in many layers. She preserves energetic wire cuts as contours of form, creating a composition of arches, ridges, planes, and marks that tell a story about process. In the past few years, her work has been featured in national and international juried exhibitions, Invitationals, NCECA, Ceramics Monthly Magazine, and her grandma’s kitchen cabinet.