With a degree in Woodcarving and Gilding from City and Guilds of London Art School, Kat is a trained woodworker and sculptor. She recently opened an art and nature-based preschool named Community Mud. Kat was the previous art teacher at Austin Discovery School, where she managed a choice-based art education program that empowered children to make choices as student artists. She collaborated with the Austin Tinkering School in 2014 to provide her students with a nerdy derby project and fell in love with tinkering! Artists such as Anish Kapoor, Andy Goldsworthy, and Toshiko Horiuchi MacAdam (amazing hand-knitted playgrounds) inspire her creative work and teaching.