Resident Potter: Katie Meili Messersmith

Katie Meili Messersmith is a ceramic artist specializing in functional high fire reduction pottery with contemporary glaze techniques and surface design style. 

Katie meticulously details the surface of her work with slip-trailed dots. This gives an intricate and polished look to her functional and larger statement pieces. She uses symmetrical, geometric dot patterns, influenced by her enduring mathematical mind, that leave viewers with a zen-like satisfaction. Her microcrystalline glaze creates what she calls “Cobalt Whispers” that trail off from the dots and balance the precision of her designs.

Katie also teaches Intermediate Wheel classes in our Teaching Center.