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Turtledance Arts
Katherine Harvey

Salt Fired Self Portrait
Unusual Necklaces and Ceramics

Media: Jewelry + Beads, Pottery, Sculpture

29 Kidder Avenue

MAP # 18

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I have always been fascinated and intrigued by the people and the environment around me since my childhood in Phoenix, Arizona where my father befriended and worked with Native American artists. I became immersed in Native American and Latino culture.
When I discovered clay, it was clear to me it was the perfect medium to express my feelings and reactions to my personal experiences in the Desert Southwest and the cultures around me. At Skidmore Colllege I majored in Anthropology and minored in Ceramics (under the potter Regts Brody). After graduating from Skidmore I earned an MEd from Lesley College in Cambridge MA. I majored in Creative Arts and Learning with a joint certificate to teach 1- 6 grades. I taught for many years in New England regular classrooms and art rooms. I was a member of the Potter's Shop in Needham for years under the direction of Steven Banfman making ceramic masks and sculptures. I taught a mask-making workshop at Mudflat Studio in 1993, and have studied with a variety of professional artists at Art New England and Snow Farm over the years. I have displayed my art in various venues over the years.
I began to make beaded necklaces i, which was a perfect progression from ceramics because of my love of experimenting with glazes. I design original one-of-a-kind necklaces using a variety of semi-precious stones and inspired pendants reflecting the Native American and multi-cultural jewelry I love.