Awards and Credits

Donna and husband Vernon live in the Rocky Mountains outside of Colorado Springs, CO with their 6 horses (Ciara, Paloma, Mateo, Jack, Penny and Coco), 2 dogs (Doc and Zoe) and the sweetest black cat on the planet, Ditto. Life, is good.

Donna Kato

Donna Kato owes her career in clay to procrastination. You see, she was supposed to find a demonstrator for Kemper Enterprises at what was then known as the ACCI Show, and she didn’t. Having painted herself into that corner, she had no choice but to demo her way out.

Having been born with that “sure, I can do it” attitude, she forged ahead into what were parts unknown and discovered she really liked demonstrating, she really liked the art and craft industry. Through demonstrating, she discovered she loved to teach! She already loved polymer clay so she found a home in a home.

This was about 1994 and, at the time, she and her sister-in-law owned and operated a small bead store in Chicago. The idea of owning a bead store turned out to be much more appealing than the reality of running one so the decision to close wasn’t difficult for Donna or her sister-in-law, Gwen. Donna charged into the art and craft industry and Gwen charged off to Bell & Howell.

Since that time, Donna has worked with just about every clay company, Cernit, Polyform, Fimo and, working with Van Aken International, has had her own brand of clay for almost 10 years, Kato Polyclay.

Location: Florissant, Colorado, United States
Member since: Sep 10, 2009

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