Kat Wheeler grew up in Tennessee and moved to England to work at the Leach Pottery in St. Ives, Cornwall. She worked in the Leach production studio from 2009-2019 and met Annabelle Smith when she began her apprenticeship in 2017. Annabelle completed her apprenticeship in 2020 and continues to work in the studio today. They both came to Minnesota to participate in the 2022 St Croix Valley Pottery Tour as guests of Jeff Oestreich. The work you see here is a selection of Annabelle's thrown and textured work that was shipped over from the Leach Studios in St Ives and Kat's slip-decorated work that was made last spring in Jeff Oestreich's studio.