Kismet Art Studio
Kathleen Hill is a retired art teacher and has been a vendor with RAM since 2017. Her work includes handmade functional and decorative ceramics and original art for holiday, home and garden decor.
Along with the Riverside Arts Market, you can also find Kathleen’s art at Made in Jax (Jacksonville International Airport), Vagabond Flea Jax and Jax Art Walk, and in Art-o-Mat art vending machines world-wide. She is also the owner of the only Art-o-Mat machine in North Florida which can be found at her booth at RAM every Saturday. Kathleen loves the “RAM fam” and chatting with the regulars and visitors every week; it’s been a an absolute joy to work with a wonderful community of makers and loyal customers.
A life-long love of art has driven extensive art education and museum curation experience. Kathleen graduated from Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan, with a B.A. in Art History and Studio Art. She received the Matilda R. Wilson Award, the university’s highest award for academic achievement, leadership and community service. Her art history research has been published and she has presented at numerous museum and art education conferences. Prior to vending at RAM, Kathleen was an art teacher at St. Johns Country Day School; was the Director of Education at the St. Augustine Lighthouse & Museum; and managed the Curatorial Department at Meadow Brook Hall, a historic house museum in Michigan. These days, Kathleen enjoys being a vendor at RAM (with her shih tzu puppy, Ruthie) and continues to teach art classes for children and adults at her home studio in Orange Park.