Kate Fisher

Kate Fisher

About The Artist

Kate Fisher • St Louis ParK, MN

Kate Fisher is an artist, educator, athlete, and story collector interested in how handmade objects create connections. Her work is sturdy, bright, and just right. She is a recipient of a Metropolitan Regional Arts Council Grant (2015) was featured in the national traveling exhibition Crowns: Crossing into Motherhood, which concluded with a stop at the Canton Museum of Art (2019-2020). Her work was included in the book, The Anatomy of a Good Pot, by author and scientist, Ryan Coppage PhD.


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Q&A with the Artist

Tell us how your work is made.

With a focus on utility and durability, my work is wheel thrown from either stoneware or porcelain. I handbuild trays and sculptural embellishments for my forms. I often add slip and/or inlay decoration to my work. Visually, I enjoy fusing atmospheric earthy surfaces with bright color. In my creative practice I embrace variation and achieve this by firing in a variety of kilns. This also provides opportunities to engage with other artists through firing which is important to me and my work.

What makes you passionate about the medium you work with?

For me, art or ceramics is about connecting with others and cultivating community. Working with my hands, I aim to create a metaphorical handshake between the maker and the user. Just as I cherish mundane moments shared through cups, bowls, and plates of other makers, I enjoy knowing somewhere in the world I am part of the lives of other humans: as they drink their first coffee, mid-day snack, or serve an evening meal.

What is something unique about you or your practice?

My work is self reflective. By first and foremost knowing myself, flaws, attributes, and all. I recognize that I am a conglomeration of my interests and experiences; mother, artist, athlete, etc. Like all humans, I am a paradox. Visually, I enjoy fusing atmospheric earthy surfaces with bright color. I think of this part of my practice as the merger of my 80’s neon child and teenage grunge identities.