Leach Pottery, Deputy Studio Manager
Kat Wheeler is a potter from Knoxville, Tennessee. In 2008, she received her BFA in Ceramics from the Appalachian Center for Crafts at Tennessee Tech University. While working towards her degree, Wheeler worked part time for two established studio potters, Peter Rose and Judy Brater. Under their guidance, she helped fire the wood kiln and maintain the studio while learning studio practice and production techniques.
As part of her coursework, Wheeler completed a semester study abroad at the Australia National University in 2007, where she learned new kiln building and soda firing techniques. After completing her BFA, Kat came to St. Ives in 2009 to work at the Leach Pottery, where she is now the deputy studio manager. Wheeler has recently taken on a workshop space at the Gaolyard Studios in St. Ives where she spends evenings and weekends creating her own range of work.