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About Kathryn

Meet Kathryn Pierce Benson

Kathryn Pierce Benson

Kathryn Pierce Benson started her journey into the decorative arts by observing her mother and grandmother doing needlepoint, sewing, quilting, crocheting, and knitting at an early age. There was never a time when their hands lay idle. They patiently taught Kathryn and her sisters some of these handicrafts.

When her oldest sister, Mary, came back to the area to start a career in music education, she introduced Kathryn to the art of ceramics. Kathryn then developed a fascination with taking a slab of rolled out clay, texturing it, and making it into pieces of functional pottery. Her experimentation with needlepoint, cross-stitch, quilting, and later welding has influenced patterning, texturing, and glazing of ceramics.

Kathryn resides in Williamstown, Massachusetts, and her pottery can be purchased in the following institutions:

Departure at the Albany Airport
Olana Historic Site in Hudson, New York
Diana Felber Gallery in West Stockbridge, Massachusetts