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 selected to take part in the Crafts Council Hothouse scheme this year and will attend a collaborative residency at National Glass Centre Residency, Sunderland.
“I am interested in exploring ways in which poetic structures can function visually, by balancing and manipulating material qualities and employing a ‘Thinking through Making’ approach. Objects relate to ritual, ceremony and adornment and these references create a heightened physical awareness of the body. Initially this is communicated through an immediate, intuitive, tactile language. The combination of porcelain and textile establishes a dialogue between material and form. When the objects are closely examined they evoke further associations linked to experiences bound by time, sequencing and memory.
The assemblages are uncanny in nature and have no definite cultural or historical origin. They prompt us to question our relationship with objects, they allow us to form and trigger memories and act as anchoring points in our lives by connecting us to the world.”
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