MFA Profiles


Katrina Rattermann

Third Year Graduate Student

Katrina Rattermann is a native of Cincinnati, Ohio. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Cincinnati, College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning in May of 2013. She is currently in her second year of graduate studies at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville and is the President of the Association of Ceramic Enthusiasts, A.C.E. Her work is rooted in clay, though she often employs other materials such as duct tape, fabric, 3-D printed parts, plexi, post-it notes, and paint color samples. Recently she assisted LA based artist, Tom Muller, producing the prototypes for his work, This is a magical space. This outdoor installation is part of The Treachery of Objects, an exhibition curated by Margaret Meehan. It is on view at The University of Arkansas Fine Arts Center Gallery, January 29 - February 27, 2016.



Lindsey Heiden

Second Year Graduate Student

Lindsey Heiden was previously living in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, though she is originally from Illinois. She earned her Bachelors of Fine Arts in painting from Western Illinois University in 2007, as well as a Bachelors of Arts in Spanish. She is a first year graduate student in ceramics at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville. In the years between earning her BFA and starting graduate school she worked in various studios throughout the U.S., first as a resident artist and then as a studio assistant. Her work is highly decorative and focuses on animal forms while incorporating mixed media into them. 



Rich Peterson

Second Year Graduate Student

Richard Peterson received a BFA at the University of Akron, Ohio. He has spent almost all of his life within Northeast Ohio, which is where most of the narrative his work is derived from is based. Rich's work has been published inClay Times (December 2014), Graphic Clay: Ceramic Surfaces and Printed Image Transfer Techniques (Lark Books 2015). and will be published in American Craft magazine in Feb-March of 2016. Rich has shown at Charlie Cummings Gallery, Forum Artspace, AKAR Gallery, Red Star Studios, Baltimore Clayworks, Morean Art Center, and was awarded Honorable Mention at "Drink This" juried by Sam Chung at Workhouse Ceramics in Virginia.