Kate Anderson Fibre Art

Kate Anderson is American fibre artist and she makes amazingly creative and funny objects/teapots. Her work is not just amusement – technically, she make it to perfection. Kate graduated painting from Webster University (St. Louis, MO) and later she took knotting course with Jane Sauer, Craft Alliance (St. Louis, MO).

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Teapots and cups are familiar and comfortable icons; Kate creates them as containers to hold images of visual art icons. Lichtenstein, Warhol, O’Keeffe, Wesselman or Mickey Mouse, they are all there brilliantly re-created into the teapot or cup.

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“Making sculptural art forms by utilizing the repetitive basketry technique called knotting forms the basis of my work regarding content and the blurred edges where art and craft meet.

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High-art/low-art references come into play by utilizing the teapot, a common craft object, as my sculptural archetype juxtaposed with images appropriated from the world of “high art”.

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Quotation, allusion, abstraction, and art/craft references all play a part as the knotting process simultaneously creates both structure and image.”

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During her rich art career, Kate was involved in all aspects of art – creating, managing, educating. Her work is today in museums and galleries, as well as published in many books and publications.

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