Kate came late to the art party, not having taken an art class until she was well into her undergraduate education. Once she discovered it however she made up for lost time by completely committing to her education and then career in ceramic. For 15 years Kate owned and operated Jarrett Pottery with her former husband Shane. With Jarrett Pottery, Kate was artist in residence at the Sangre de Cristo Arts and Conference center in Pueblo Colorado for 10 years. During this time she built a thriving business in studio pottery and public art and became a notable ceramics teacher.
Near the end of the Jarrett collaboration Kate chose to move on both with her education and her business life. She left the Art Center to begin an MFA through Fort Hays University in Hays Kansas through their low residency program. She studied primarily with Linda Ganstrom, professor of ceramics, though her degree when complete in May of 2016 will be in multimedia art because of the heavy emphasis on video pursued during the program.
In addition to school she began her collaboration with Gabe Wolff which grew into Foxy-Wolff and is now her primary project.
Find her resume here: Kate Fox Resume October 2017
Her First major body of sculptural work was titled The Monsters and was a precursor to the Magic Box project in that the work was very narrative centered. The resulting installation was something of an anthropologists exploration of a forest dwelling tribe of monsters and their culture and a naturalists consideration of biology and anatomy. For more information about The Monsters, click here, to see the blog posts dedicated the them.
The next major body of work undertaken was just prior to beginning school and was for an invitational show titled Fairy Tale Origins, The Art of Interpretation. These large figurative works were made specifically for the center space of the White Gallery at the Sangre de Cristo Art Center. Read the show statement for these works here:
In addition to her sculptural work Kate still makes a significant number of pots for the collaboration and does most of the web design and photo editing for Foxy-Wolff.