Kathryne Koop lives in Winnipeg and has worked as a full-time potter since 1980 when she received a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honours) Degree from the University of Manitoba. The following year, she became a partner in the Stoneware Gallery (a co-operative gallery of thirteen potters) and the Stoneware Studio (a co-operative studio of five potters) where she remains active to this day. Throughout the years she has pursued professional development by attending workshops by other artists, conferences such as NCECA (National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts), and by participating in residencies at the Banff Center, Haystack in Maine, and the University of Manitoba. She has also taught numerous ceramics classes, and been guest artist in such places as Thunder Bay, Regina, Red Deer, Prince George, and most recently for the Fusion Clay and Glass conference in Peterborough. She has also given presentations in Canada, the U.S.A., and China.