Katherine Lehmann’s interest in ceramics did not develop until later in life, when her last child was born; but that hasn’t stopped her from being a successful artist.
After taking a few ceramics courses at a community college, Lehmann was hooked.
“I found my niche,” she says. “It was what I’d been looking for.”
Though she was not initially interested in a career in ceramics, Lehmann has now been working with clay for almost 20 years. She earned a TAFE diploma in ceramics and teaches classes at the Campbelltown Arts Centre.
Teaching, she says, was something she “got into by accident” when, at the last minute, an instructor couldn’t attend class and asked Lehmann, one of the more advanced students, to take his place. But now, Lehmann is quite pleased with the outcome of that incident, as she has grown fond of teaching.
“I love it,” she says, “sharing what you know.” MORE