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Featured Artist » Kathy Mathisen

Katherine Mathisen’s ceramic work communicates her love of plants, nature and the human form. Creating and communicating using a visual and tactile vocabulary allow her to go beyond the limits of verbal skill.

Her earthenware creations use a combination of glazes, engobes, colored slips, stains terra sigilata and Egyption paste, and her surfaces tend to be highly textured. Kathy is an award winning artists who currently teaches at the Orlando Museum of Art when she is not in her studio. Her dual degrees in Ornamental Horticulture and Art are evident in her thought provoking creations.

Publications and Media

  • Comfort Works Online interview July 2010
  • Orlando Sentinel October 2009
  • Ceramics Monthly Up Front August 2006
  • St Petersburg Times August 2006
  • Orlando Sentinel April 2001

Exhibitions and Awards

  • Osceola Festival of the Arts 1st Place Clay and Ceramics February 2011
  • Art Harvest Award of Merit October 2010
  • Winter Springs Arts Festival Award of Merit October 2010
  • Maitland Art Festival Best of Show October 2010
  • Maitland Art Festival October 2009 First Place Sculpture
  • Lake Wales Art Festival March 2005 Award of Distinction March 2006 Award of Merit