Kit Davenport, Associate Faculty in Art, Eureka Campus
What do you love most about teaching at CR?
What I love most about teaching at CR is sharing students' delight and pleasure in bringing forth something beautiful and meaningful with their own hands. It's gratifying to be able to provide students with the opportunity to investigate materials and ideas, and to discover skills and visions they may be unaware they possess. It's also a privilege to get to know, in the classroom, a very diverse group of interesting people who are my North coast neighbors.
What do you love most about your discipline?
I love my discipline, Fine Art, because I'm immersed in it. Making (and experiencing) art can take us out of ourselve (and into ourselves) in profound ways.
Is there anything else you would like your students to know about you?
Students should know that I'm a working artist with a serious studio habit, primarily making ceramic sculptures. I also enjoy growing vegetables, backpacking in the Marble Mountains, and reflexively bird watching wherever I go! I feel lucky to call this beautiful part of California my home.
Kit grew up in the rural Piedmont of Virginia. She earned a BFA in Painting from Cranbrook Academy of Art in 1977, and an MFA in Ceramic Sculpture from Mills College in 1992, with a stint studying biology at HSU along the way. She has exhibited locally and nationally in one-person and group exhibitions.
Images of her work can be viewed at kitdavenport. com.