Ceramics, seed bead jewelry
Kathi Tighe has been working with clay for many years. She took her first wheel-throwing class in college while earning a BA in Botany/Bacteriology, followed by an MEd in Elementary Education. She returned to clay a decade later, taking a class at MIT’s Student Art Association, followed by an intensive porcelain clay workshop at Haystack Mountain School of Crafts. Kathi left her day job to work full-time with clay in 1984, and began working as a studio artist at the Ceramics Program at the Office for the Arts at Harvard. Kathi’s early work focused primarily on decorative, raku-fired vessels, including creating precisely-tuned raku-fired ceramic ocarinas. Her current focus is making thrown and altered functional pots for everyday use. Kathi’s work has been carried by galleries throughout the states, and is held in private collections around the world.