New Orleans native, Katie Gilthorpe studied Fine Arts, with a concentration in Graphic Design, at Louisiana State University. Having a chance to experiment with a diverse art curriculum, Katie realized her powerful connection to ceramics. She was instantly drawn to how endless the possibilities were when constructing forms with hand building techniques. With many aesthetic influences from her design background, Katie has an always-evolving style that includes graphic lines, colors and textures. Valuing the form and surface as equally important, Katie is always testing new techniques to develop her craft of building and embellishing ceramic works.