Kathy Pallie

Kathy Pallie Contemporary Ceramics - Ceramics Now Magazine

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"As a commercial artist designing products for retail store windows and interior displays, trade show booths and special events, I worked with many different materials to create three-dimensional objects. When I retired and started working with clay, I realized that clay was an exciting and wonderfully tactile material which I had to explore in depth. 
 
I’m intrigued with the concept that the artist’s hand can manipulate clay into a work of art which expresses an emotion, tells a story, can be functional or is purely visually appealing. At times, the clay seems to have a life of its own as it leads me, morphing from one form and concept to another. On other occasions, I can envision the completed piece before even touching the clay. 

Inspired by Nature, my work reflects the unlimited variety of textures, patterns, and energy I find in my natural surroundings. Texture and the tactile sense have always been an important part of my work. I hand build with clay slabs, coils, and extruded shapes and use various clay bodies, firing processes, glazes and cold finishes for making different forms and surface textures.

I enjoy creating artworks which not only express my love of Nature, but which also allow me to bring the essence of the outdoors into interior spaces.” Kathy Pallie

Kathy Pallie's C.V. (resume) - View her works

EDUCATION
BFA, cum laude, Boston University, Boston, MA
Further ceramic studies at College of Marin, Kentfield, CA

SELECTED JURIED EXHIBITIONS
2011 - Good Company, Great Clay and Glass in California – Petaluma, CA
- Ceramics Annual of America – Fort Mason, San Francisco, CA
- Marin Society of Artists Member Show, Ross, CA
- All Fired Up!  Clay from ACGA – Healdsburg Art Center, Healdsburg, CA
- Material at Play – New Master Works from the Baulines Craft Guild 2011, ArtWorks Downtown, San Rafael
- Fine Arts Exhibitions – Marin Society of Artists, Greenbrae, CA
- California Clay Competition – The Artery Gallery, Davis, CA
- Feats of Clay XXII – Lincoln Arts – Lincoln, CA,
- ACGA Clay & Glass National Exhibition – Brea Art Gallery, Brea, CA
- Go Figure – Marin Arts Gallery, San Rafael, CA
2010 - Ceramics Annual of America – Herbst Pavillon, San Francisco, CA
- California Clay Competition – The Artery Gallery, Davis, CA
- Beyond the Brickyard – Archie Bray Foundation, Helena, MT
- Contemporary Craft Exhibition – Mesa Contemporary Arts Center, Mesa, AZ
2009 - Trompe L’Oeil – John Natsoulas Gallery, Davis, CA
- Out of the Fire – ACGA at Falkirk Cultural Center, San Rafael, CA
- Santa Clara Sculpture Exhibition –Santa Clara, CA
- Feats of Clay XXII – Lincoln Arts – Lincoln, CA
- Contemporary Craft Exhibition – Mesa Contemporary Arts Center, Mesa, AZ
- 2009 Visual Art Competition and Exhibit - Napa Valley Mustard Festival - St. Supery - Winery, Rutherford, CA
- Open Craft and Sculpture Show 2009 – Marin Society of Artists, Ross, CA
2008 - 2008 National Juried Exhibition – ACCI Gallery, Berkeley, CA
- Small Works – ArtWorks Downtown, San Rafael, CA
- CA Clay from ACGA – Art Space Gallery, Fresno, CA
- Thinking Green – ACGA Artworks Downtown, San Rafael, CA
- 2008 Bay Area Juried Exhibition – Falkirk Cultural Center- San Rafael, CA
- Exploring the Surface – Pence Gallery – Davis, CA
- 2008 California Clay Competition – The Artery – Davis, CA
- Falkirk Cultural Center 2008 Art Exhibition – San Rafael, CA
- 2007 - Feats of Clay XX – Lincoln Arts – Lincoln, CA
- Clay on the Wall:2007 – Texas Tech University, School of Art – Lubbock, TX
- 80th Annual Membership Show – Marin Society of Artists, Ross, CA
- 2007 California Clay Competition – The Artery – Davis, CA
- Follow the Line: Traditions Revealed – Pence Gallery – Davis, CA
- 2007 Visual Art Competition and Exhibit - Napa Valley Mustard Festival - St. Supery Winery, Rutherford, CA
2006 - 60 Years of Fire, Function & Form – Association of Clay and Glass Artists, Falkirk, CA
- The Artful Teapot – NCECA Show – Oregon Potters Association, Portland, OR
2005 - ACGA in Oakland – Craft & Cultural Arts Gallery, Oakland, CA
- ACGA/BCG Joint Exhibition – San Francisco, CA
- Open Craft and Sculpture Show - Marin Society of Artists, Ross, CA
2004 - Teapot XV – Gallery Alexander – La Jolla, CA
- Bay Area Fine Craft, Black, White, Grey – San Rafael, CA
- East Meets West  - Danville Fine Arts Gallery, Danville, CA
2003 - California Clay Competition - The Artery, Davis, CA
2003 National Juried Exhibition – Artisans Gallery – Mill Valley, CA
- Teapot XIV - Gallery Alexander, La Jolla, CA
- Bold Expressions - Northern California Arts, Inc., Carmichael, CA
2002 - Opaque/Transparent: Clay/Glass – Assoc. of Clay and Glass Artists, Kentfield, CA
- Open Craft and Sculpture Show – Marin Society of Artists, Ross, CA
2001 - Bold Expressions - Northern California Arts, Inc., Carmichael, CA
2000 to 2009 - Marin County Art Show – San Rafael, CA

AWARDS AND HONORS
- Marin County Art Show 2011 – 1st Place Award for Ceramics and a Special Award
- Marin Society of Artists Member Show 2011 – Merit Award
- Lincoln Arts – Feats of Clay XXIV - Merit Award
- California Clay Competition 2010 – Creative Ceramics Award
- Marin Society of Artists – Open Craft and Sculpture Show 2010 – 1st Place Award
- Napa Valley Mustard Festival 2010 – 3rd Place Award
- Santa Clara – The Art of Crafts Sculpture Exhibition – 2nd Place Award
- Mesa Contemporary Arts Center – 30th Annual Contemporary Craft Exhibition – 1 of 5 Juror’s Awards
- Napa Valley Mustard Festival – 2009 Visual Art Competition and Exhibition – 3rd  Place and Honorable Mention
- Marin Society of Artists – Open Craft and Sculpture Show –1st Place Award
- Marin County Art Show 2009 – Honorable Mention
- Marin County Art Show 2008 – Merit Award
- American Bamboo Society, Arts & Crafts at ABS Award Bamboo as Design Motif 2007
- California Clay Competition 2007 – the Artery – 2007 People’s Choice Award
- California Clay Competition 2007 – The Artery – Trax Award for Excellence in Function
- Napa Valley Mustard Festival – 2007 Visual Art Competition and Exhibition – 1st Place Award
- Marin Society of Artists 2006 – 79th Annual Members Show – Honorable Mention
- Marin County Art Show 2005 – Fine Art/Fine Craft Exhibition - Best of Show 3-D work
- Marin Society of Artists – Open Fine Arts Show -2005
- Marin Society of Artists 2004 – 77th Annual Show – 3rd place
- Northern California Arts 2003 – Bold Expressions – Honorable Mention
- Marin Society of Artists 2003 – 76th Annual Membership Show – Friends of MSA Award
- Marin Society of Artists – Open Craft and Sculpture Show 2002 – Honorable Mention
- Northern California Arts – Bold Expressions – Merit Award
- Marin County Art Show 2000 – Best of Class 3-dimensional Art
- Sacramento Bee Newspaper – 2003 Critics Pick – California Clay Competition
- Marin Society of Artists – Signature Member

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
- Marin Society of Artists, Ross, CA 2006

COMMISSIONS
- The Ritz-Carlton Highlands Hotel, Lake Tahoe, CA 2009 - 4’H x 8’L wall sculpture
- Barry MacLean private collection, Chicago, IL 2011 – 3’ x 4 ½’ wall sculpture
- Susan Holben, Lansing, MI – 2011

PUBLICATIONS
- “Association of Clay and Glass Artists - 2011
- “Dream Chasers” magazine – July/August 2011
- “High Country House and Home” – winter 2011
- “Pottery Making Illustrated” – July/August 2010
- “Ceramics Today” – Schiffer Publishing Ltd. 2010
- “American Art Collector” - Alcove Press – 2007 - 2010
- “American Art Collector” -  Western States - Alcove Press – 2004 – 2006
- “Crafts of Northern California” – Alcove Press 2002

CURRENT AFFILIATIONS
- Association of Clay and Glass Artists
- Baulinas Craft Guild
- Marin Society of Artists – Past President, Board of Directors, Advisory Council
- Marin Arts Council

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