She has three shops at Etsy, OrganicOdysseys, AlmostARTifacts and Pokadotsandles. Kate, in her shop at OrganicOdysseys, has successfully captured the beautiful leaves, fruit and seeds from plants in and around her community. She says, “Organic Odyssey is my exploration of all the wonders of my local CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) organic farm. As an artist and shareholder for the past two years at Quiet Creek Farm, located in the rolling hills of Eastern Pennsylvania, I have been delighted to discover the wonderful nuances of the CSA, which brings one into direct contact with the earth and its bounty.” Vegetables, fruits and their seeds are carefully hand-picked for size, shape and sometimes state of ripeness. Depending on how she wishes to highlight the particular item, she might impress the vegetation directly into the clay on the piece being made or sometimes make a mold of it first to get a raised impression to apply in a bas-relief method.
The finished work is like finding a modern day fossil. Although not ancient, it will recall many a wonderful memory of the farm days and the great meals from the bounty of the earth.