Caine College of the Arts
Katriona Drijber is a ceramic artist who was born and raised in a small coal mining town in British Columbia, Canada. Drijber was only sixteen when she graduated high school and left home to attend Kootenay School of the Arts. It was here that she took her first clay class and began a lifelong fascination with ceramics. Several years after earning her diploma in studio ceramics at KSA, Drijber went back to school to complete her Bachelor’s of Fine Arts degree in ceramics at Alberta College of Art and Design in Calgary, Alberta. The visiting instructor program at ACAD exposed Drijber to many international professional artists (including USU alumni Robin Dupont) and opened her eyes to the world of research and travel that ceramics could open up. After graduating from ACAD, Drijber attended residencies and conducted ceramic research at institutions such as the Archie Bray Foundation in Montana, the Banff Center in Canada, and Guldagergaard International Ceramic Research Center in Denmark. As a USU graduate student she has continued this national and international ceramic research at institutions such as Penland School of Craft, NC; Arrowmont School of Craft, TN; and The Pottery Workshop in Jingdezhen, China.