About Kate

Kate opened her pottery studio in Seagrove, North Carolina in 2010. Kate’s pots are made with local materials, boldly carved with organic patterns inspired by Art Deco design, and fired in a large wood-burning kiln. Kate shows her pots internationally and has lectured and taught throughout the USA.

Maker, Designer, Owner and Founder of @The_Triangle_Studio


The Carving Process starts with a solid layer of slip on the still wet piece. I carve the border first and then my main pattern, slowly taking away the background and allowing the design to emerge. The carving is exact- these lines cannot be un-made. When the carving is finished, I inlay contrasting slip into the background. Lastly, I overlay ash glaze on selected elements of the pattern to give it depth. At this point the piece is finished and ready to go in the kiln.

The Work.


Art Alliance in Greensboro, NC

BIG Pots with Kate Waltman –Workshop 2020
August 29, Saturday 9-5 and August 30, Sunday 1-6 Fee: Studio 129 $155 Current Art Alliance Students $165

Kate Waltman’s hands-on workshop will focus on building a large vessel using a traditional Thai technique which is appropriate for all skill levels. Students will learn this combined coil and throw skill and will have made a large pot by the end of the weekend. Kate will also give a presentation of her work including surface decoration and wood firing.

Student Material List: all standard throwing tools and large wooden ribs

**All other workshop dates postponed until further notice