Our Team

Kate Jarman-Gates

Right now we're a one-man-band, and Kate is happily playing away!

Kate is a mixed media and glass artist who has lived in Salt Lake City's west side since 2016. In 2021 she started Clever Cucumber, a free community art studio for her neighbors. With a BA in Art Education, her favorite thing to do is teach, as well as working on her own artworks and commissions when there is time. Previously she taught art in public schools, completed an AmeriCorps VISTA service term at Clever Octopus, and managed her local Buy Nothing group. Currently she also serves on the Salt Lake City Arts Council representing District 1. She's inspired by her husband, Brendan (who makes her art practice possible); her silly house rabbits and pet goldfish; the kindness of her neighbors; her journey with pregnancy loss and infertility; and the satisfying challenge of sustainable, compassionate living. 

Want To Join?

Clever Cucumber is run completely by volunteers. Our studio has Utah volunteer opportunities including one-time volunteer sessions, community art projects, teaching artist opportunities, and part time management and marketing roles.