MORE ABOUT THE ARTIST

Kathleen M Casper was born June 25 1962 in Plainfield NJ. She currently resides in Mt Laurel NJ where her house and studio are located on the historic Rancocas Creek.

Kathleen has been a tile maker for over 30 years. She feels clay is an incredibly creative and versatile medium. Through clay, we learn about history as well as document our present history. Kathleen is honored to be able to share her love of the medium with her personal work as well as teaching others to express using clay.

Experience

TEACHING ARTIST, APPEL FARM ARTS AND MUSIC CENTER, ELMER NJ — 2008-PRESENT

Through Appel Farm, Kathleen does school residencies, after school clay hand-building programs, and community commissioned mosaic murals.

TEACHING ARTIST, PERKINS CENTER FOR THE ARTS, MOORESTOWN, NJ – 2009-PRESENT

Through Perkins Center for the Arts Kathleen does school residencies and tile making classes.

TEACHING ARTIST, MORRIS ARTS, MORRISTOWN, NJ — 2010-PRESENT

Kathleen is a Teaching Artist on Morris Arts rooster and does School Residencies. She has also done a mosaic project for Morris Arts Community Day and a commissioned mosaic mural project for Arts and Healing through the Atlantic Care Health System.

TEACHING ARTIST, CARE ONE AT HARMONY VILLAGE, MORRISTOWN, NJ 2011-PRESENT

Kathleen runs an hour-long arts workshop twice a month at this Alzheimers Facility.

Public Art Project and Galleries

Meditation Garden Mural, House Paws, Mt Laurel NJ — 2015-2018

Kathleen ran a tile-making workshop for participants to create a piece of art in clay to commemorate the loss of their beloved pet. She then placed the art tiles into a mosaic and attached the mosaic boards to benches surrounding a koi pond.

Pewabic Pottery, Detroit, MI, exhibits in their Gallery space -2011-present

Church Street Art and Craft, Mt Holly, NJ exhibits in their Gallery space -2014-present

“I use clay as my canvas to express my love of the natural world. I hand make my tiles using stoneware clays. This affords me more flexibility with the dimensions and textures of the tiles. The other part of my practice is sharing my love of tile with others. I do this through workshops and school residencies.

Clay is a common material that can do extraordinary things. Just like us.”

EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM OFFERINGS

Program Description:

Tile Making and/or Mosaic Workshops

Program Length:

1-5 days, 1-4 hours per day

Appropriate For Age(s):

Grades K-12

Program Price:

$75 per day

Travel Fee: 

$0.54 per mile

Participant Limit:

25