Collection: Meredith Host

Kansas City, MO

Meredith Host produces contemporary tableware and textiles with retro flair. Her dot patterns are inspired by her collection of toilet paper and paper towel designs. She obsesses about these ubiquitous domestic patterns subtly quilted on the paper products we see, use, and throw away every day. Host reinterprets these motifs and celebrates them in the context of other domestic objects meant for daily use.

Host received her BFA in ceramics from Kansas City Art Institute (MO) in 2001 and her MFA in ceramics from The Ohio State University (Columbus) in 2008. In 2011, she was recognized as an Emerging Artist by both NCECA and Ceramics Monthly, and in 2016 was a presenter at the Utilitarian Clay Symposium (Gatlinburg, TN). Host has spent time at numerous ceramic residencies including the School for American Crafts at Rochester Institute of Technology (NY), Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts (Edgecomb, ME), Dresdner Porzellan Manufactory (Dresden, Germany), and West Virginia University through The Pottery Workshop in Jingdezhen, China. Host teaches workshops around the country, and is a founding member of Kansas City Urban Potters.