Kate Shakeshaft Murray
1854 NW 41st Ave, Gainesville, FL, 32605
Kate has been making functional, expressive pots for more than forty years, from Iowa to Vermont, South Carolina to Gainesville. Pottery is expressive of being human, having a body that lives in the day-to-day as well as a rich metaphorical mental life. Her work, mostly thrown on the wheel, is influenced by historical pottery from Mediterranean cultures, Asia, and the Americas, from the Neolithic to the present moment. The most successful work has autobiographical elements, yet the life experiences reflected in the work are universal.