Rebecca Koop, Potter
Back Door Pottery
3922 St. John
Kansas City, MO 64123
816-483-6964
E-mail beckykoop@aol.com










See Rebecca's Resume HERE

 
 
 
 
 
 

Rebecca Koop has been a resident of Northeast since 1967.  Her business, Back Door Pottery, was started in 1979 and she opened her present location at 3922 St John in April of 1986.

Rebecca received her BFA from the Kansas City Art Institute in 1979 and has been a full-time potter and part-time instructor of ceramics at William Jewell College from 1980 to 1999.  She has demonstrated and marketed her work at Renaissance Festivals and Many Art Fairs for the last 21 years.

The majority of Koop's work is functional-kitchenware in Stoneware, Porcelain, and Terra Cotta earthenware.  A love for Japanese Koi Fish has turned her focus to playful, colorful fish forms.  Her work may be found in specialty shops and galleries around Kansas City.

Rebecca has had her pottery published in:

book
 
American Art Collector, 2015
 
Jurors: Howard Eige, Jan Christensen Heller, Editor: Tom Palmer&Aileen Kim
Copyright 2015, Alcove Books
Page 133 Red Leaf Porcelain Teapot
     
book
 
American Art Collector, Juried Competition of New Work.
 
Jurors: Howard Eige, Jan Christensen Heller, Editor: Tom Palmer& Cristina Deptula. Copyright 2013.
Alcove Books, 930 Dwight Way #7, Berkeley, Ca 94710
Watering Can shown on page 144
     
book
 
American Art Collector, Juried Competition of New Work.
 
Jurors: Howard Eige, Jan Christensen Heller,
Editor: Tom Palmer & Aileen Kim. Copyright 2010.
Alcove Books, 930 Dwight Way #7, Berkeley, Ca 94710
Fluted Teapot shown on page 168
     
book
 
Greater Kansas City Unlimited Possibilities, A Photographic Portrait
 
Riverbend Books, a division of Bookhouse Group, Inc.
copyright 2007, ISBN: 978-1-883987-32-9
     
book
 
American Art Collector, Editor: Tom Palmer,
 
Assistant Editors: Aileen Kim, Chingchi Yu
Juror: Jan Christensen Heller
January 2007, volume 3, Book 2
Art work featured: Two Timoku Glazed Cups and Tray page 92
     
book
 
American Art Collector, Juror: Jan Christensen Heller, Editor: Tom Palmer
 
copyright January 2007, Volume 3, Book 2 of Central States
Alcove Books ISSN # 1556-6781
     
book
 
American Art Collector, Editor: Tom Palmer,
 
Assistant Editors: Aileen Kim, Chingchi Yu
Jurors: Howard Eige, Jan Christensen Heller
July 2007, volume 3, Book 4
Art work featured: Tea House with Bird page 216
ISSN# 1556-6781
     
book
 
American Art Collector, Editor: Tom Palmer,
 
Assistant Editors: Aileen Kim, Chingchi Yu
Jurors: Howard Eige, Jan Christensen Heller, Copyright 2010
Art work featured: Fluted Teapot page 168
     
book
 
Art Exposed: The Guide to Open Studios, Kansas City Artists Show All
 
copyright 2002 Kansas City Artists Coalition, Inc.
Published by the KC Artists Coalition, IBSN 0-9722657-0-8
     
book
 
Handbuilt Tableware, by Kathy Triplett, 2001    two works featured
     
book
 
Making Molds, by Pierce Clayton, 1998    
    artwork featured inside, and back cover
     
book
 
Handbuilt Ceramics, by Kathy Triplett, 1997    artwork featured
     
mag
 
Ceramic Monthly Magazine, Jan 1995    
    artwork featured "International Cone Box Show"
     
newspaper
 
Kansas City Star, "Getting Started" by Kate Hunter, Feb 10 1995
     
mag
 
Kansas City Magazine, April 1985, article by Paul Hohl
     


The pottery at 3922 St John is where all work is produced, with a small show room in the front.  Weekly pottery classes are held two evenings per week and is open to beginners, as well as advanced recreational potters.  Children's workshops and individual group sessions are held on an appointment basis.

In June of 1999, Rebecca took on the position of Executive Director of the Northeast Kansas City Chamber of Commerce, where she had served on the board for five years.  She was a founding member, and served on the board of the KC Clay Guild for ten years.  She is an active community supporter and volunteer for the annual Historic Northeast Fall Festival. She supported renovations of the Concourse park fountain, and is the coordinator of the Northeast Cultural Arts Commission's traveling art exhibit, titled "Cultures Without Borders".

 
 
 

We accept personal and Cashiers Checks.  Prices do not include shipping and handling.  Delivery times vary. 
Please allow at least 3 weeks to instock pieces, and 8 weeks for custom orders.  Contact us for shipping costs to your zip code.  Prices subject to change.

All pottery, copywrite by Rebecca Koop    
Most Assorted Stoneware and Majolica Photos by Janet Ryan.