Originally from the west suburbs of Chicago, Katie Teesdale received a BFA with honors in Ceramics and a Teacher Education Program certificate from the University of Iowa. Katie has taught and supported various ceramic programs in the midwest and east coast. Before coming to Minnesota, she was the Education Assistant for the Outreach program at The Clay Studio in Philadelphia, PA. Katie is driven to create work inspired by habits, rituals and shared interactions. She loves to create families of pots, and endeavors to make sure that each pot has a friend. From 2016-2017, Katie was the Emerging Artist with the Clay Coyote in Hutchinson MN. Currently, Katie teaches ceramics and sculpture at Dassel-Cokato High School in Cokato, MN and runs her own small business-- Teesdale Studios in Dassel, MN.