Kate’s ceramic work draws inspiration from the simple beauty and intriguing surfaces of old gardening tools gathered from her grandfather’s shed. The quiet forms of Kate’s thrown pieces allow her sensitive decoration to become the focus of the work, while a colour palette of soft greens, greys and blues creates a cohesive collection.
Drawing is integral to Kate’s practice and her loose, abstract mark making is developed into a catalogue of designs. The surface of the clay is treated like a canvas onto which she paints with coloured slip, using a variety of techniques to build up layers of decoration.
Kate graduated from De Montfort University in 2015, with a 1st in BA (Hons) Design Crafts. Soon after this she established her studio in Suffolk, and has since been developing her current ceramic collection.