Debbie Sampson

Debra Katz Sampson has been creating functional and decorative pottery under the name DKS Pottery for more than 20 years.  She has shown and sold her work throughout the Chicago area in local art fairs and The Illinois Artisan Program.  As part of the The Lark Ceramics Book Series, Sterling Publishers selected Debra’s “Copper Leaves” flower  vase for inclusion in their 500 Raku Series.

Debra has been part of the ceramics department for the past 6 years, teaching beginners through advanced students, wheel throwing and hand building skills.

“I love to create pottery that is both functional and decorative. Whether it is a mug, bowl or flower vase, I want my audience to enjoy using the handmade piece as well as displaying it on a shelf.”

Washington University, B.F.A.