Katty Smith

"The subject matter fueling my creative process is always constant, the female figure; however, there is never a predetermined picture in my mind of the finished product. The partial to realistic female face is a defining trademark of most of my works and often sets the wheels in motion."

Surrogate Mother - Clay, 18 x 11 x 8 in.

Never in her first sixty-five years did Katty Smith ever dream of becoming an artist!  Growing up in the small community of Halifax, Virginia, there were no opportunities for exposure to art.  However, that strong desire to work with her hands translated into basket weaving, sewing and creative floral arranging.  An undergraduate degree in business followed by an MBA at age fifty-nine, a Master Gardening certificate and a Master Naturalist certificate formulated a love of learning throughout life.  At age sixty-five she enrolled in a college class for ceramic sculpture.  The bells and whistles were heard and she found her passion in life.  She studied sculpting in clay for five years before becoming a studio artist in New Smyrna Beach, Florida.

Botanical - Clay, 16 x 10 x 8 in.
Still I Rise - Clay, 16 x 9 x 9 in.
Rides With the Wind - Clay, 17 x 9 x 11 in.
Born to Dream - Clay, 18 x 7 x 7 in.

This review was published by Circle Foundation for the Arts © CFA Press ∙ Images are courtesy of the artist


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