Kathy commenced making baskets for Tjanpi Desert Weavers in 2010 then, following a workshop held at Mimili in mid-2011, commenced making sculptures. Her creative flair and skill as a sculptor soon became evident. Like so many Tjanpi artists, Kathy has a wonderful eye for detail and is a keen observer of the natural world. Her expressive works reveal her great dexterity as a sculptor.
Kathy was born at Imanpa near Mount Ebenezer in the Northern Territory. Kathy is married to Sandy Dodd, the son of Margaret and Sammy Dodd from Mimili. Both of Kathy's parents passed away when she was very young. Kathy has three children, two sons (one deceased), and a daughter.