Kathryn Finnerty is a studio potter living and working in Pleasant Hill, Oregon. She earned her BFA at the Nova Scotia College of Arts and Design and her MFA from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge. Since then, Finnerty has taught at a number of institutions, including the University of Manitoba until 2000. In addition, she spent two years teaching at the Alberta College of Art and Design and was a visiting artist at Ohio State University, Ohio University, and the University of Alaska–Fairbanks. She has shown extensively across the US and Canada. Her work is influenced by majolica tiles and ornamental, architectural majolica of the 1870s and “attempt[s] to understand and interpret these influences in an effort to create a body of work relevant in our contemporary world.”
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