Katherine Choy left Hong Kong in her teenage years for the U.S., where she attended Wesleyan College (Georgia). She transferred to Mills College (California), where she earned her MFA in 1950. Choy co-founded the Clay Art Center in Port Chester, N.Y. in 1957, the year before she died of pneumonia at age 29. She hoped to promote the art of clay and encourage clay artists. The center stll operates today.

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