Kate (Ms. Plows) teaches ceramics and graphic design at the high school level at Malvern Preparatory School in suburban Philadelphia. During summers, she is Assistant Director of the Blue Ridge Summer Institute for Young Artists (BLUR) in Virginia. Kate holds a Bachelor in Fine Arts in Drawing from St. Vincent College, and a Masters in Art Education from The University of the Arts. She is interested in the intersection of craft and technology, and exploring social justice through projects linked to the arts curriculum. Kate makes and occasionally exhibits functional pots, and recently presented a session entitled Mud, Meaning, and the Mouse at the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA) She blogs at Teaching Craft and ALT/Space (Teaching Artist Journal).