About Kathy Sterngold
Kathy creates a diverse mix of functional pottery and contemporary clay art. Her works range from large abstract sculptures to coffee mugs and jack-o'-lanterns. Kathy’s style is to work with the clay so each piece has its own character and appeal. Warm earthy glazes and strong natural shapes typify her diverse body of work.
Kathy fell in love with making pottery while taking art classes at Muncy High School as a teenager. She’s been throwing, shaping and firing clay ever since.
After studying ceramic art at Alfred and Kutztown Universities, Kathy joined The Clay Studio, a center for ceramic arts in Philadelphia. A few years later, she returned to Muncy to set up her own studio. In 1992, she began teaching ceramic art at Lycoming College.
Each year, Kathy and her students make soup bowls for the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank's annual fund-raiser. In 2013, Kathy was invited to create a new line of commemorative bowls bearing the Food Bank's mission and logo.
Last summer, two of Kathy's pots were chosen for the Visions In Clay exhibition in California, named as one of the top five ceramic art shows in the U.S. by the editors of Ceramics Monthly magazine.
Kathy is a member of The Eagles Mere Art Gallery, a partnership of local professional artists that features fine art and craft from the Pennsylvania heartland. You can also find her work at galleries and shops in the Williamsport area.