Kaitlyn Getz

Biography

Kaitlyn Getz Ozminkowski is an artist living in Carbondale, Colorado. Currently she is working as a frontline EMT but still commits time to her studio practice. She holds a BFA from Ohio University and a Post-Baccalaureate from Pennsylvania State University. She has previously been an assistant to artist Alleghany Meadows as well as interned with the Artstream Nomadic Gallery and Harvey Preston Gallery (previously Harvey/Meadows).She has been a Studio technician for Colorado Mountain College and an instructor with the Carbondale Clay Center. Before moving to Colorado she was a Program Assistant at the Haystack Mountain School of Craft in Maine as well as an Educational Assistant at the Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts. Her work has been exhibited nationally as well as internationally at the International Ceramics Studio in Hungary and can be found in numerous collections nationwide.

Artist Statement

Like most folks reading this, I too must select a mug from the cabinet every morning for the oh so important cup of coffee. When I look at the pieces I’ve collected over the years I can think back to the first NCECA conference I attended and where I learned of the magic of the shiny airstream. I think about the first year I was involved in the loading of the trailer before the conference, where I was able to see the pots sent out by my soon-to be-friends just before they made their debut into the world.. While 2020 kept us apart, I still felt close when I grabbed a plate with a tiny pink glaze drop that Sam Harvey made which prompted a phone call filled with much-needed laughter. Artstream Nomadic Gallery pots have been connecting people for twenty years and that is worthy of celebration, even if its a quiet celebration, every morning, while I pick out my coffee cup.