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Introduce yourself. 

Hi! I’m Katie, I'm a ceramic artist from Los Angeles and currently living in the Mojave Desert. 

What is your preferred medium?

Ceramics but I also love drawing on my iPad.

What was your first job? How did you get started in your current field?

My first job was working at a paint-your-own pottery studio called Glaze Fire in Los Feliz. The owners of Glaze Fire were extremely generous to me and would let me use their kiln on off days for my own work. Because of them I was able to make and sell enough work to purchase my own kiln and thus my business was born. 

What was the inspiration behind the designs you created for DIY Docs?

I love to experiment with new materials and had the idea to use epoxy putty around leather studs to create durable shoe charms. Usually my experiments are complete disasters so I was not very optimistic it would work until the very end. I think the charms facial expressions perfectly show my emotions throughout the process.