make & do

canadian ceramics

Katrina Chaytor

Growing up in Newfoundland, Katrina’s creativity was nurtured by her beloved grandmother, who sustained a livelihood with her colorful quilts and hand-hooked rugs.  With a desire to take art classes, Katrina’s tour through Memorial University Extension Services (St. John’s), resulted in after school pottery lessons that ignited a passion and cemented a lifetime career in Ceramics as a teacher and a maker. 

Katrina is now a Professor Emeritus, retired (June 2017) from teaching in the Ceramics Program at the Alberta College of Art + Design, Calgary, AB (now the Alberta University of the Arts).  Her final project before retirement was co-coordinator with Julia Krueger in the publication of Relational Learning: ACAD Ceramics Visiting Artists—The First 3 Decades, (Illingworth Kerr Gallery, ACAD 2017).

Since retirement, Katrina has relocated back to her home province of Newfoundland and Labrador.  She now lives in Renews, and it is here she will have a full-time studio practice, with the studio build in the works.