Katherine [Kate] Grey is a Nova Scotian ceramic artist and potter based in Kjipuktuk/Halifax. She/Her

Raised in Calgary but born in North Vancouver Grey moved to Nova Scotia in 2013 and obtained a BFA in Ceramics and a minor in Art History in the spring of 2016.

During her LAIR Craft stay she will be building ceramic hair tool sculptures, video recording short performance clips in the space and projecting those videos onto her ceramic pieces. Certain videos will touch on personal lived experiences and others are meant to conjure emotional sensations regarding hair stories. Using digital media such as image projection and video she explores a means of digital display along with clay and ceramic made objects and their historical modes of display. In combining the digital and the tangible, Grey considers a conversation of media versus material. Ceramics is an old technology and merging it with digital technology is a way to celebrate and critique both simultaneously. Most of the pieces Grey creates begin with themes of identity, femininity, memory, fem-nostalgia, psychology and objectivity. Her aim in the works is to create a visual language of ceramics and media. Grey is one of the three clay based artists operating out of the Wonderneath Art Society’s ceramic studio in the North end. Her partner, Kaashif Ghanie, and herself own and operate a pottery company out of their studio in Wonderneath called KG Ceramics. Grey is a pottery instructor and teaches out of her studio and at the Centre for Craft.

We respectfully acknowledge that The Mary E. Black Gallery and the Centre For Craft Nova Scotia is situated in Mi'kma'ki, which is the unceded traditional ancestral territory of the Mi'kmaq people.

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