Kay is a visual artist who received an M.F.A. in ceramics from Arizona State University and a B.F.A. degree in ceramics from Texas A&M University. A national teaching artist with over thirty years’ experience, Kay has worked with grades Pre-K -university presenting integrated arts experiences that guide students in the creation of sculptures, drawings, and paintings that represent classroom objectives across the curriculum. In addition, she is a designer and presenter of a variety of art workshops for teachers.
Currently, Thomas is a Teaching Artist for the Texarkana Regional Arts and Humanities Council and a National Teaching Artist with the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.
She continues to create her humorous ceramic sculptures that celebrate and satirize in a humorous way America’s fascination with pets, politicians, and celebrities.