Kate graduated in 2015 from De Montfort University with a First Class Honours in Design Crafts, specialising in ceramics. Since graduating she has developed her current range of functional and decorative ceramics, which is inspired by traditional gardening tools and processes. Sieves and watering can roses gathered from her grandfather’s shed posses a simple beauty, whilst unchanged activities such as sowing and cultivating offer a sense of longevity. These processes are subtly referenced in Kate’s ceramic work; colanders hint at watering and jar-like vases allude to storing and gathering.
Drawing is integral to Kate’s practise, and the forms of the garden tools are considered and abstracted, creating a catalogue of surface pattern designs. The simple forms of her thrown collection provide a canvas onto which she paints with slips, using a variety of techniques to build up layers of decoration.
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I was lucky enough to find myself at Fosse House Gallery a few weeks ago. The knowledgeable and friendly owner Shenac, has a wonderful eye and her creative space was packed full of delightful art and gifts. I couldn’t resist leaving without several packets of her delightful signature ‘bee’ cards. I will definitely be back.
Nikki L, near Rugby
Just to say a very big thank you for the excellent framing of our picture, and for all the helpful suggestions and ideas, and good advice – we really love the result! It looks like a totally new picture, it seems to have brought it to life. We will be back.
Ruth & Rod, near Rugby
You have done a great job of framing our Dior vintage poster – after many years we are now about to enjoy it! Excellent Jonny!! Lovely gallery, we wish you every success.
Michael C, Rugby
Just had 2 pictures framed of my artwork and am SO pleased with how professional they now look! Jonny was so helpful and took time helping me choose the right frame & knew exactly what I wanted. I’m a novice at this, but Jonny made me feel not only great for such a good job he made on framing my work, but gave my confidence a bit of a boost! Definitely bringing my artwork here again. Thanks Jonny! See you soon! Give Sox a cuddle from me.
Amanda H, Rugby
Thanks for doing such a great job with the Hockney print. It’s now hanging in the hall for all to see and looks fabulous.