About the potter

Kila Bates was born and raised on Monhegan Island, Maine. After high school she moved to California, and then proceeded to flit about the country and globe for the next 15 years. She finally landed in New York's Hudson Valley. In 2014 she began taking lessons from a local potter. The clay got under her skin, and she was hooked!

Kila current lives on a family farm, where she keeps a private studio. When she isn't making ceramics, she spends her time helping on the farm, and taking long walks with the dogs.