Currently on view:
Gravy Boat and Spoon -
on display in
"Good Things. . . come in small packages," juried show at
Flower City Clay Center, Rochester New York
November 8 - December 21, 2019
For sale: $200
Porcelain wood-fired cup and faux bois tumbler
on display in "The Almighty Cup" juried show at
Fabius, New York
October 19 - January 12
#1 - $50
#2 - Sold
Welcome to my website! Here is a bit about my work and me:
Much of my work begins with natural forms and/or textures that I find when I am out in my kayak or hiking in the woods. It’s not unusual for me to become preoccupied with a piece of dead wood or the form of a plant. When I am developing my work, I like to study not only the forms involved, but also the impact on the environment. By doing so, I can explore many avenues to create pieces that are original, aesthetically pleasing, sometimes humorous and often educational.
My most recent education in ceramics comes from Clayscapes Pottery, Inc. in Syracuse, NY.. Prior to that I have studied at Syracuse University, State University College at Oswego, Albany Junior College and State University College at Buffalo where I attended undergraduate school. As a former elementary art teacher, I have also found my experiences in education to be valuable in developing the way I think about my work.
My work can be identified by my logo and/or my initials and last name: kjsmith.
I live in Marcellus, NY with my husband Guy, my partner in adventure.
I hope that you will enjoy looking through my website, newly organized in 2018. Feel free to get in touch with me via my CONTACT page.