Kari Radasch is a native Mainer, potter and tile maker living in Portland Maine. She received her BFA from the Maine College of Art and her MFA from the University of Nebraska – Lincoln. Kari aims to make celebratory pottery using earthenware clay and color as a metaphor for joy. She plucks nostalgic observations from her life and reassembles and reimagines these investigations, onto functional dishes– a format that has the unique ability to hold a warm, sentimental place in our lives. She has taught workshops and lectured across the country and loves to share her excitement for clay with her students. Kari was the first potter to receive the Evelyn Shapiro Foundation Fellowship at The Clay Studio in Philadelphia and was awarded a 2006 SAC Artist Award from the Society of Arts and Crafts in Boston.