Katie Natale was raised in New Jersey and moved to Vermont from New York City 16 years ago. She has been a member of the Shelburne Craft School since she moved to Shelburne 6 years ago.
An inveterate dabbler in the arts, some of Katie’s more memorable experiences have been photography classes at the ICP in NYC, woodworking at Haystack Craft School (Maine), mixed media at Penland Craft School (North Carolina), and Animal Drawing from the dioramas at the American Museum of Natural History (NYC).
Katie has taken painting classes at SCS, but spends most of her ‘craft school’ time in the pottery studio. After taking pottery classes in Hell’s Kitchen, NYC, for 6 years, she was thrilled to find such a supportive, welcoming clay community at SCS.
After studying Anthropology/Spanish at UMASS/Amherst, Katie spent 16 years working in magazine publishing in New York City, mostly focused on international sales and promotion for Europe, Latin America and Asia. Katie has a passion for language study and international travel and has lived abroad in Spain, Italy and Chile.
Katie enjoys spending time with kids and can often be found digging in the the raised beds and working with a ‘farm-to-school’ program at the Shelburne Community School. She also runs an Open Play program for preschoolers at the Shelburne Field House.
Katie lives in Shelburne with her husband, Lou Natale, and their two children. She thrives on thinking up new ways to bring creative opportunities to our community.