Kelly Garrett Rathbone was born in Singapore and has called Indonesia, Norway, and Italy her home outside of the US. She studied at Parsons School of Design, The Art Institute of Chicago, Penland School of Crafts, and The Florence Academy of Art. She began working with clay as an apprentice for sculptor Cristina Cordova. Rathbone has been awarded ceramic residencies at Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts, the Archie Bray Foundation, and the Da Wang Culture Highland in Shenzhen, China. She is currently an artist-in-residence at the LH Project in Oregon, and her work can be found in national and international collections. Rathbone’s recent exhibitions have included Lost Mariposas, Eutectic Gallery, Portland, OR; COVET, Ferrin Gallery, SOFA NY; Homegrown, Texas State University, San Marcos, TX; and Figurines, Santa Fe Clay, NM.