Born in Bristol in 1988, Emily Waugh grew up seeing an oil landscape painted by her grandfather and having to resist the temptation to feel the richly textured paint. Ever since, she has felt that art should be something that could be touched and used as well as looked at. At the University of Wolverhampton she studied an Applied Arts BA and MA, and decided that she would make clay her primary material of choice. Dur
Born in London, Kate now lives and works in Cardiff and Kent. She is a graduate of Camberwell College of Art, Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design and Cardiff School of Art and Design. Notable awards include the Fenton Arts Trust Scholarship, the Future Lights International Ceramics Competition and a medal at the 56th Premio Faenza, International Competition of Contemporary Ceramic Art. Kate has been selec
Katherine Lees is a award winning ceramicist based in Manchester, she designs and makes unique screen-printed porcelain vessels and contemporary porcelain jewellery from her studio in Manchester. Katherine’s porcelain vessels are individually made by hand, applying coloured slips directly to the raw clay surface through a silk screen. This unusual making technique is used to ensure every vessel is a one-off piece. By
Verity graduated from Manchester School of Art, 2015, with a B.A (Hons) First Class Degree in Three Dimensional Design.She is interested in responding to themes linked to people’s lives and a sense of place in order to create contemplative ceramic artworks. She makes slab built forms using clay as a medium for drawing and monoprinting. Her first body of work ‘Presence through Absence’ explored her fascination with pe
The ICF is Europe’s premier ceramics festival which is held at Aberystwyth Arts Centre on the campus of Aberystwyth University on the mid-Wales coast. Since it began in 1987, the three-day festival has grown to become the UK’s leading ceramics event. Learn more...