Date: 02/01/2022 Location: zoom meeting Time: 7:00
My recent work is inspired by the emotional impact of collecting objects; why we collect them, and the significance of the ones we choose. The dimensions of the objects in my work are hierarchical. The three dimensional objects represent my lineage, marriage and career while the two dimensional illustrations are nostalgic and joyful. The overarching themes between the dimensions are whimsy and delight. The work also celebrates the balance of a domestic home and the integral use of nature within these spaces. Throughout time humans have created shelters to protect us from the elements, yet we have spent just as long welcoming plants into our homes. They give them as much, if not more, substance than all other significant things within our dwellings, as they are living organisms simply arranged as the objects we cherish.Bio + Artist StatementKate Schroeder is a ceramicist and full time professional artist residing in Kansas City, Missouri. She received a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Sculpture and Ceramics from the University of Central Missouri and a Masters of Fine Arts also emphasizing Sculpture and Ceramics from the University of Alaska Fairbanks. Kate has work in collections around the globe. In fact, it can be found on all 7 continents! Kate recently completed a long term residency at Belger Crane Yard Studios. Before transitioning to a full time artist, Kate also spent nearly a decade as an educator. She has worked for universities, art institutes, and community colleges. She also spent several years dedicated to the non-profit sector. During this time she managed EPIC Clay Studio a 501-C3 ceramics studio and Accessible Arts, a Not-For-Profit arts organization, which specialized in teaching art to people with disabilities. She also lived in Tanzania for a summer, where she started a small ceramics program for Walk In Love International.