My work is centered around themes of history, utility, and materiality. The history of craft basketry and woven objects is well known and documented within the Minggei Philosphy. The Minggei philosophy centers around ideas of use, craft, and a way of living — simplified to mean Art of the People. Through my material and process, the work I create combines a sense of delicacy and fragility that contrasts known ideas of utilitarian basketry. The resulting work contemporizes notions of craft, history, materiality, and use.
Kait is a ceramic artist and professor based in Flagstaff, Arizona, and Ceramic Studio Coordinator at Northern Arizona University. She received her BFA degree from Utah State University in 2010 with an emphasis in both ceramics and graphic design. She completed her MFA degree, emphasis in ceramics, at the University of Missouri-Columbia in the spring of 2016.
Throughout her career she has maintained an active exhibition record showing work nationally and internationally in museums, galleries, and nontraditional venues. Most recently, her work was exhibited in Shifting Reverence, presented in conjunction with Claytopia, the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA) in Minneapolis, MN. This past winter, her work was featured in the Houston Biennial TIMELESS CLAY: Future Artifacts in Houston, TX. Internationally, her work was included in the 2017 exhibition A City in Dialogue with the World “Jing Piao” at the Jingdezhen Ceramic Museum in Jingdezhen, China.