Kathleen Royster

Modern Handmade Dinnerware

Unique Gifts

Specializing in one-of-a-kind serving dishes for weddings, birthdays and new home purchases. Pleasing modern designs with crisp clean blue lines embedded into a high quality porcelain.

My Process

A few years ago after a long academic career, I began to develop a new line of functional porcelain dinnerware using a 12th century Korean decorating technique called Mishima. I would incise a design in the body of a pot; fill it in with contrasting colored clay and then cover with a transparent glaze.


“I am drawn to the pause of simplicity and find beauty in the repetition of mark making. I make pots to take pleasure in daily rituals and celebration that provides one nourishment in body and soul.”

Helper, Utah

Kathleen Royster Studio

187 South Main Street

Helper, UT 84526

Helper, Utah

Park City, Utah

Park Silly Market, Park City

 6/17, 7/1, 7/15, 7/29, 9/2, 9/16



Kathleen Royster received her MFA from the University of Utah where she was awarded the Ethel Rolapp Award. Her work  appears in significant museums, private collections and cited in many publications.  Noteworthy are the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the Renwick Gallery of  the Museum of American Art, Smithsonian located in Washington, D.C. Her work  has been cited in the critical discussion of contemporary Ceramics literature.  Such references include: Jo Lauria, Color and Fire: Defining Moments in  Contemporary Ceramics, 1950-2000;  Garth Clark, The Artful Teapot;  Marvin Sweet’s, Yixing Effect: Echos of  the Chinese Scholar; and Dr. Judith Schwartz, Confrontational Ceramics.


Better yet, see me in person!

Daily private studio and gallery tour. If you see the light on - I'm open!

Kathleen Royster Studio

187 South Main Street, Helper, UT 84526

(435) 650-4318 or email kathleen@kathleenroyster.com

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