About the Artist
Katie Lehn was born in Tucson, Arizona and grew up in small towns throughout the state. She first discovered her love for clay in 2015 at the Tucson Clay Co-Op, a local community studio. Here she studied wheel throwing under Maxine Krasnow and Jaren Stroback. She found this creative outlet quickly shift into a lifelong passion and felt the urge to dive in deeper. In the midst of her classes, she held a work-study membership within the community studio and organized the Tucson Amateur Potters’ Collective, a collection of emerging ceramic artists.Since moving to Austin in 2018, Katie has become an artist resident at Dougherty Arts Center. She enjoys collaborating with small business and you can find her work in a handful of local shops around Central Texas and Arizona. She's grateful for the opportunity to play with clay and create work that reminds her of her desert roots.
Being raised on a mesa bordering Arizona and Utah, my desert roots have served as a constant muse. My pottery is inspired by the contrasting hues and textures of desert land: sand and sage, sandstone walls and glistening water, desert wildflowers and cacti skin, burning sun and turquoise stones. My forms and palette seek the fluid feel of canyon walls, layered earth, and the subtle tones of the desert.