Kelley E. Foy is an Arizona based designer, maker, chef, and serial entrepreneur.
After more than 20 years as a furniture designer revealing the possibilities of handcrafted wood and steel, she has made her way back to her origins in clay. In the spaces between, she has explored the food culture phenomena from the inside out as the owner, designer, and operator of two acclaimed restaurants. All the while, she has been blending and building on her wood, clay, and steel explorations.
Foy's work has been featured in Phoenix Home and Garden, Arizona Foothills Magazine, Phoenix Magazine, Arizona Highways and Sunset Magazine. Foy builds each piece of furniture as if she is creating an heirloom. Her work is beautiful and accessible -- “Something you can use everyday,” she explains.
She earned her BFA in Ceramics from Arizona State University. Kelley taught ceramics at Yavapai College and currently manages their Art Gallery a few miles from her home in Jerome, Arizona. Foy worked with the renowned Don Reitz and is part of the team building an arts program at the Reitz Ranch including clay and wood firing technique workshops and classes.