Klytie pate was born in Melbourne, Australia in 1912. In the 1930's she attended the National Gallery School and studied drawing. Following this she attended the Melbourne technical College (now RMIT University) and studied Sculpture and modelling for five years. From 1937 - 1945 she was a pottery instructor at the College. Following 1945 she became a full-time professional potter.
Klytie Pate exhibited regularly until her last exhibition at Distelfink Gallery, Armadale, VIC.