Katie Botterman is a ceramic artist and instructor working in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She earned her BFA from Ohio University in 2021. Notable exhibitions include Rendered Fusion: Clay, Connection, Attention NCECA Annual 2024 at the Harnett Museum of Art in Richmond, VA, and ORIGIN, juried by Kensuke Yamada at Baltimore Clayworks, Baltimore, MD.
Botterman recently completed a three month residency at New Harmony Clay Project, in New Harmony, Indiana. She currently works as a ceramics instructor in her hometown at the North Hills Art Center where she shares her love of clay with others while pursuing her own new works.
In her spare time she loves sewing thrift-flip costumes and adventuring outdoors: skiing, kayaking, hiking, and camping.
Recently in my work I've been exploring ideas of permanence and remembrance. How will I be remembered in the future? How will my words outlive me? I've been using cuneiform, the world's first writing system, to link myself to those working in clay that came long before me. I feel my work exists in a skewed time frame; past, present, and future blurred together. One thing that is always consistent to me is nature, both human nature and the world around us. Both are constantly inspiring to me in the ways they change yet somehow stay the same.