Kate Blacklock received her undergraduate degree from University of California at Santa Cruz ('79) and her MFA (’87), in Ceramics from RISD. She has taught at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and Rhode Island College and for nine years co-chaired the Ceramics department at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, where she was associate professor. She has been teaching in the Industrial Design department at RISD since 2002.
Blacklock’s studio work has moved from sculptural ceramics to photography and painting. She has had solo exhibitions around the country including Franklin Parrasch Gallery in New York, The Works Gallery in Philadelphia and Shaw Guido Gallery in Michigan. She created a line of cast functional porcelains, retailing in museum stores and fine craft galleries. In 1996 she was an artist in residence at the Manufacture National de Sèvres, outside of Paris. Her works are in many private and public collections including The Mint Museum and Musée National de le Céramique. Recently she has worked on projects with the design firm Jeffrey Beers International and has two-dimensional works at the Fountainbleau Hotel in Miami and the Intercontinental and Westin hotels in New York.