Close

Kate Bertin's Profile

About

I love art - art of ALL kinds. I have a craft room piled high with materials for different arts - tile/mosaic, beadwork, quilting, oil and acrylic paints... I just can't get enough.

But when I finally got a chance to work with clay, I knew I was into something big. Clay was the first art medium I ever used that just FELT right. I don't want to say there was no learning curve - I've been learning and being challenged every single day I hit the studio. But I felt a natural connection with this raw mud that I haven't felt before. I have been a painter, a mosaic artist, a jewelry maker - but I think I am a potter to stay.

For me, clay offers the perfect combination of unlimited creative potential and a need for patience and thoughtful response. I find I must LISTEN to the clay, whether on the wheel or under my fingers while sculpting. Failure to listen usually…

Read more

  • Female
  • Born on February 2
  • Joined October 30, 2009

Favorite materials

clay, glass beads, driftwood, oil, acrylic, tile, fabric, CLAY

Shop

About

I love art - art of ALL kinds. I have a craft room piled high with materials for different arts - tile/mosaic, beadwork, quilting, oil and acrylic paints... I just can't get enough.

But when I finally got a chance to work with clay, I knew I was into something big. Clay was the first art medium I ever used that just FELT right. I don't want to say there was no learning curve - I've been learning and being challenged every single day I hit the studio. But I felt a natural connection with this raw mud that I haven't felt before. I have been a painter, a mosaic artist, a jewelry maker - but I think I am a potter to stay.

For me, clay offers the perfect combination of unlimited creative potential and a need for patience and thoughtful response. I find I must LISTEN to the clay, whether on the wheel or under my fingers while sculpting. Failure to listen usually means failure of the piece.

With each piece I make, I find myself exploring more and more of clay's magic.I am fortunate to have found a marvelous community of people to support me in my growth, and to challenge me when I decide to be lazy. I am a very fortunate artist.

When I am not working on my artwork, I teach communications at a tribal college in eastern Montana. I also am a coach for the local high school speech and drama team, have three sons, two dogs, two horses, three bossy cats and a very patient husband.

Unfollow username?

Are you sure you want to stop following this person?