Creating her first storyteller when she was eight, Kathleen is descended from a long line of ceramic artists. From her grandmother, Cari Loretto of Jemez Pueblo, who taught six daughters, to mother Fannie, who taught her in turn. Kathleen has supported herself as a working artist from the age of seventeen. After high school, she went on to receive formal training at the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe and currently has a studio at Jemez Pueblo. In addition to her clay work, Kathleen is now creating bronze sculptures to add to her ever expanding collection.
Kathleen was the first place recipient for her bronze sculpture” Blessed Gifts” at the 2011 Heard Museum show..