Current Resume

Kate Fox

6464 Dillon Dr. Unit 66 | Pueblo, CO 81008

cell:  (719) 821-9105

Current Work Experience

Co-owner of Foxy-Wolff.  Fine art ceramic jewelry and Functional pottery 2011 to present

Member of 38 Degrees Latitude.  Artists group, 2012

 

 

Online Presence

 

Blog Address, http://http://www.foxywolff.me

 

Web Site:  Foxy-Wolff.com (under construction)

 

 

Education

 

Currently enrolled in MFA in ceramics at Fort Hays State University, Hays Kansas, Studying under Linda Ganstrom.  Projected graduation 2016

BA, 1997 Art with emphasis in ceramics, University of Southern Colorado (cum laude)

Post-graduate work, 1998-2001 with Vicky Hansen, MFA, University of Southern Colorado.

 

Continuing Education

Workshops with the following artists: Rebecca Boggard, Frank Boyden, Kevin Crowe,  rain Harris, Dick Lehman, Ruthanne Tudball, Phil Cornilious, Bob Smith, Dianne Kenney, Jean Latka, Skeff Thomas, Jean Jennings, Hwa Jin Lee, Ken Williams, Vicky Hansen .

 

National Council on Education of the Ceramic Arts, 2000, 2002 and 2006

 

Select Juried Exhibitions

2012 Fine Art Exhibit, Colorado State Fair, Pueblo, Colorado

2001-2012 Own Your Own Art Exhibition, Sangre de Cristo Arts Center, Pueblo, Colorado

2006-2008 Shop the Coop Fine Art Sale, Pueblo, Colorado

2002 Fine Art Exhibit, Colorado State Fair, Pueblo, Colorado

2001 Fine Art Exhibit, Colorado State Fair, Pueblo, Colorado

1999 Fine Art Exhibit, Colorado State Fair, Pueblo, Colorado

 

Workshop Teaching and Talks

2012 Colorado State University; artists talk, demonstration and teaching

2012 White Gallery, Sangre de Cristo Arts Center

 

Solo Shows

2012 Monster installation, Hoag Studio, Sangre de Cristo Arts Center

 

Select Invitation Exhibitions

2012 Fairy Tale Origins, The Art of Interpretation, White Gallery, Sangre de Cristo Arts Center

2011 Alumni Show, Colorado State University Pueblo, Pueblo, Colorado

2010 Fairy Houses, Buell Children’s Museum, Sangre de Cristo Arts Center, Pueblo, Colorado

2006 Alchemy of Fire, Wood-fired Invitational, Common Wheel Artists Coop, Manitou Springs, Colorado

2006 Vicky Hansen and Friends, Wood-fired Invitational, Common Wheel Artists Coop, Manitou Springs, Colorado

2002 Pots by the Pound, Common Wheel Artists Coop, Manitou Springs, Colorado

1997 The Extra Large and the Creative Fire, Freemont Art Center, Canon City, Colorado

1996 The Extra Large and the Creative Fire, Freemont Art Center, Canon City, Colorado

 

Additional Work Experience

 

2003- 2013 Artist-in-residence and Studio Manager, Sangre de Cristo Arts and Conference Center, Pueblo, Colorado

1998 to 2012 Co-owner, Jarrett Pottery – Public Art and Functional Pottery, Pueblo, Colorado

2007 Resident Potter, Lindenmere Summer Camp, Henryville, Pennsylvania

2002 Visiting Artist, Boys and Girls Club, Pueblo, Colorado

1999-2001 Pottery Instructor, Senior Resource Development Agency, Pueblo, Colorado

1998 Ceramic Assistant, Latka Pottery, Pueblo, Colorado

 

 

Public Art Commissions (All works in collaboration with Shane Jarrett)

2010 “Welcome Home Donor Wall,” Aromor Apartment Building, Mercy Housing Colorado, Denver, Colorado

2010 “Freestanding Bench Sculptures,” Pueblo Municipal Justice Center, Pueblo, Colorado

2008 “Subtle Ground,” Sangre de Cristo Arts and Conference Center, Pueblo, Colorado

2007 “Board of Trustees Distinguished Leaders,” Sangre de Cristo Arts and Conference Center, Pueblo, Colorado

2005 “Cross,” Dorcy Cancer Center, St. Mary-Corwin Medical Center, Pueblo, Colorado

2005 “Angel,” St. Mary-Corwin Medical Center, Pueblo, Colorado

2002 “Raza Eagle,” Cesar Chavez Academy, Pueblo, Colorado

 

Specialized Skills

Large-Scale:
Proven experience in structural design and conceptual design, project fabrication, and project installation including: masonry, sculptured brick, tile artwork, concrete, stone, steel, solar lighting, water features, sculptural planters.

 

Project Management:
Proven experience coordinating and working with contractors, engineers, clients and government zoning.

 

Teaching Experience:
Proven experience teaching in a variety of settings for a range of topics, including: fundamentals of clay and art for children and adults; instruction in afterschool art program for public school and home school students; private lessons and tutoring; mentorship for students seeking studio and classroom experience; workshops for K-12 students’ field trips; art instruction for people with developmental disability; collaborative instruction on the science-art connection; professional development instruction for educators

 

 

Bibliography

Nick Bonham, “Art with a Purpose,” The Pueblo Chieftain, May 6, 2010

Mary Jean Porter, “Uncommon Clay,” The Pueblo Chieftain, February 5, 2009

John Jaques, “Clay Time,” The Pueblo Chieftain, March 25, 2009

Susan Wolf, “Made by Hand: Jarrett Pottery,” Pueblo P.U.L.P, November 2008

Marvin Read, “Sangre de Cristo Arts Center to host potters in residence,” The Pueblo Chieftain, October 31, 2003

 

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The pieces pictured here are two well known works by Beatrice Wood.  The First is titled Copper Red Rooster and was built in 1960.  The second piece is Bride and Groom.  This piece stands 27 inches tall.  I chose these two pieces as influence for my semesters’ art history inspiration.    The rooster is a wonderful example of Beato’s “primitive” style.  The work is direct and whimsical, employing simple hand building techniques to create an over all style of charming simplicity.  The surface is one of the luster glazes she was so well known for.  The effect is a naive sophistication, from the simplicity of the making to the complexity and technicality of the glaze.  The second piece is a larger work for Wood and depicts a common subject, that of men and women.  Here she shows a young couple in love.  The figures stand close to each other, touching heads.  The bride stands partially obscured by her veil, the groom partially hidden by his bride.  The tight composition conveys a unity of form and intention and gives the viewer a glimpse of intimacy.  The eyes however are distant and the mouths are flat.  Perhaps there is more to the work than the first read suggests.  The piece then becomes enigmatic and engages beyond a hallmark moment into the real complexity of relationships between people, especially in matters of love.

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For my response to these works I combined the idea and color of the rooster with the eternal theme of the couple.  The work titled Roosters in Love depicts a pair of roosters.  More realism is employed in the sculpting of the head than in the original but the relationship is obvious.  The roosters are a folksy traditional kitchen object that would have worked well in my grandmother’s house.  Without having the title or a discussion with the artist, my comment about queerness would be totally missed, just as a quick read of the bride and groom might mislead.

Here the rooster lean in but do not touch, keeping a polite distance in the house of their possibly conservative hosts.   The surface is Wood inspired but is not the luster she was so well known for.  Rather the color served as inspiration for the entire project.  My solution was to use low fire commercial glazes.