Katherine Camille – Kiln Fired Treasures
I didn’t set out to be an artist. I was “crafty”, but that wasn’t really art, right? I was a Theatre Major turned Creative Arts Therapist. For 10 years I worked with medically ill children and I loved it…until my daughter was born. I saw her face in every one of my patients. It was time for a change.
It was a time of drifting for me. I found myself painting at a local ceramic studio for “me time”. I didn’t know it at the time, but I had started on my road to becoming an artist. Over the course of the next 9 years I learned everything I could. I moved up through the ranks and found my own way. Ironically, the more I learned, the more I pulled away from ceramics. Glass and silver became my passion.
Katherine Camille was named in honor of my grandmothers. They both taught me so much throughout my life and although they are no longer here, I am never without them. I see them in the light and reflections of the dichroic glass pieces I create. They help me coax a shine on the surface of silver like the bottom of copper pots the likes of which you have never seen. (Like I have ever had the time or the inclination to clean the bottoms of my copper pots!)
I honed my skills with the love and support of my family and declared myself an artist at last. In December 2007, we took the leap and trusted that the net would be there. Wherefore Art Thou? opened its door and I have been blessed by the many artists who have walked in.
It is my greatest hope that everyone gets the chance in life to look deep into their own lives to answer the question “Wherefore Art Thou?”. I now know why I am and I couldn’t be luckier.