Kat McIver - KatMcIver.com

INDIGENOUS WISDOM
A sample of a series about the wisdom of women and indigenous cultures.

I Am Here: White Raku Clay, Paint
by Kat McIver
High Priestess: White Raku Clay, Paint, Mixed Media
by Kat McIver
One With Truth: White Raku Clay, Paint, Feathers
by Kat McIver

SPIRITKEEPERS
A sample of a series that have an opening (in the back) or egg in which to place either ashes of a loved one, or to place a wish or a dream that wants to be realized.

Luna's Gift: White Raku Clay, Paint
by Kat McIver
Ode to Thomas Merton: White Raku Clay, Mixed Media
by Kat McIver
Black Winged Night: White Raku Clay, Paint
by Kat McIver

LIGHT WITHIN
A sample of a series depicting the idea that Spirit is within us all.

Surrender: White Raku Clay, Paint
by Kat McIver
Immortal Memory: White Raku Clay, Paint, interior light.
by Kat McIver

ARTIST'S STATEMENT.
I experience my art as a radical response and prayer to life. Each piece develops as a deep, evolutionary process, expressing my personal spiritual journey and the emotional vicissitudes of beingness. The sculpture arises out of an erotic dance between my hands and the clay, as we give, yield, caress, and let go into the unknown. My creative hope is to connect to you, the viewer, at a heart level. I am grateful to you for witnessing my creations, for the experiences from which the art has emerged, and for “Source” through which they arise. With my interst in Junginan psychology and world spirituality, my work often reflects archetypal themes. I believe the more persoanl the piece, the more we touch into the heart of everyone. We are all one.

BIOGRAPHY.
I am a working ceramic artist at Baca Street Pottery after 8 years at Odyssey Center for Ceramic Art, in Asheville NC. I have shown my work in galleries in Christchurch New Zealand, Oakland, Santa Cruz, Palo Alto, and Sausalito, California and in Tryon, Charlotte and Asheville, North Carolina. My background includes a Masters in Spirituality from the Institute of Culture and Creation Spirituality, at Holy Names College, in Oakland CA, and a Ph.D. in Transpersonal Psychology from the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology in Palo Alto CA, with an emphasis on creativity and spiritual guidance. I am a registered with the International Expressive Arts Therapy Association as an Expressive Arts Therapist. For the last 15 years, I have taught masters level courses at several Universities in the Bay area, (in the fields of transpersonal psychology, creativity and innovation, and expressive arts), facilitated expressive arts workshops, and offered individual sessions in expressive arts therapy. I love facilitating the awakening of creativity and enlivening the connecting the souls journey through the heart center with the artistic medium of clay.

I continue to explore my own personal spiritual journey through ceramics and mixed media. I am primarily self-taught, and find the experience of playing with clay continues to be a passion. For me, the evolutionary, symbolic process of working with clay is magical. I moved to Santa Fe in December 2015 to pursue my art more fully and to continue offering classes and private sessions in "Clay as a Spiritual Practice".

TEACHING/EXPRESSIVE ARTS THERAPY

INDIVIDUAL SESSIONS
Transformational Mentoring, Spiritual Guidance, Expressive Arts, Supervision for REAT (Registered Expressive Arts Therapy), Academic Teaching (Masters Level.

GROUP SESSIONS/WORKSHOPS
Engage in heart centered practices and explorations through clay, movement and meditation. We will deepen our understanding of the Divine Call that is being heard through the heart/mind/soul. Together we will navigate the forces to help enlarge the radiance of your own being.

POSSIBLE THEMES
Clay and Consciousness
Conscious Evolution through Clay
Clay and Self Care
Clay as a way of Knowing
Clay and Dreams
(For more information call: 415/200-8044 or write: mciverkat@gmail.com)

SHOWS AND PRIZES
Odyssey Co-op Gallery, member and featured artist. Asheville, NC 2013- 1015 2013 - 2015
River District Studio Stroll, Odyssey Center for Ceramic Art, Asheville NC 2014. 2015
Gates of Mercy, Solo Show, Milliken Art Gallery, Coverse College, Spartenburg 2012
Odyssey Center for Ceramic Art, Odyssey Exposed, Juried Show, Asheville, NC 2012
River District Studio Stroll, Odyssey Center for Ceramic Art, Asheville, NC 2011, 2012
Pack Place Gallery, Elemental Embrace (2 person show), Asheville, NC 2011
Blue Spiral Gallery, Remains to be Seen. Asheville, NC 2011
Weaverville Art Safari, Weaverville, NC, 2011,
Presents of Art, Upstairs Artspace, Tryon, NC 2010
River District Stroll, Odyssey Center for Ceramic Art, Asheville, NC 2010
Weaverville Art Safari, Weaverville, NC 2010
Beet Contemporary Craft & Functional Art, Roots and Wings solo show Charlotte, NC 2010
Upstairs Artspace, Spirituality and Contemporary Art, Tryon, NC 2009
Hand in Hand Gallery, The Chair Show, Flat Rock, NC 2009
Odyssey Gallery, Figuratively Speaking, Asheville, NC 2009
Artscapes, Knoxville Museum of Art, Knoxville, TN 2009
Upstairs Artspace, Wings of Change- solo show, Tryon, NC 2009
Progressive Galleries, represented, Lancaster, PA 2009
Bella Vista Art, Asheville, represented, NC 2008-9
Odyssey Gallery, Growth and Renewal, Asheville NC 2009
Odyssey Gallery, Favorites, Asheville, NC 2009
Clingman Café, Mud and Magic: Soulscapes in Clay, Asheville, NC 2008
Weaverville Art Safari, Weaverville, NC 2008
ArtScapes, Knoxville Museum of Art, Knoxville, TN 2008
Studio Stroll, Odyssey Center for Ceramic Arts, Asheville, NC 2008
Studio Stroll, Odyssey Center for Ceramic Arts ,Asheville, NC 2007
Ashe Street Gallery, Women of Clay, West Jefferson, NC 2007
Di Rosa Preserve, All in the Family, Napa, CA 2005
Artisans Gallery, Beauty of Women, Mill Valley, CA 2004
Connections Gallery, represented, Sausalito, CA 2004 - 2008
Archetypes Gallery, represented Sante Fe, NM 2003-2008
Muse Gallery, Prayers for Peace, Solo Show, Tucson, AZ 2003
Santa Cruz Art League, Member Show, Santa Cruz, CA 2001
Santa Cruz Art League, Winners Circle, Best of Show, Santa Cruz, CA 2000
Santa Cruz Art League, Member Show, top 6, Santa Cruz CA 2000
Women's Caucus for Art, "Member Show", UCSC Women’s Center, Santa Cruz, CA 2000
Pacific Art League of Palo Alto, “Eat Your Art Out” Palo Alto, CA, Honorable Mention 2000
Pacific Art League of Palo Alto, "Visions, Memories, Dreams” Palo Alto, CA 3rd. Place 1998
Pacific Art League of Palo Alto, "All Things Small", Palo Alto, CA, Honorable Mention 1997
Institute of Transpersonal Psychology, Solo Show, “Art and Spirit”, Palo Alto, CA 1996
Northern Clay, Student/Teacher Exhibit, Minneapolis, MN 1995
Northern Clay, Studio Artists Exhibit, Minneapolis, MN 1995
The Space Gallery, “Women, Clay and Spirituality”, Christchurch, New Zealand 1994
Matrix, Women’s Healing Center, “Women and Reality”, Christchurch, New Zealand 1994
ICCS, at Holy Names College, “A Woman’s Journey”, solo show, Oakland, CA 1993


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