User Login

Login Access

Search the Collections

Ceramicist Katherine Choy Profile (2022)

Art Rocks!



Genre: Art

Place Covered: New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2022-06-17

Duration: 00:08:20

Subjects: Arts | Newcomb pottery | Ceramics


  • Fox-Smith, James Host
  • Kendrick, Dorothy Producer
  • Buchanan, Mel Interviewee


This segment from the June 17, 2022, episode of the series “Art Rocks!” features Dorothy Kendrick’s profile of Katherine Choy, a Chinese-born potter who served as the director of ceramics at Newcomb College in New Orleans during the 1950s. Kendrick interviews Mel Buchanan, a curator at the New Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA), who discusses Choy’s role in transforming Newcomb pottery by introducing new forms, color, and design to her students. Host: James Fox-Smith