Copyright 2020 Kate Welton, all rights reserved
My collection of contemporary stoneware places an emphasis on simplicity of form; the soft profiles of the wheel-thrown pieces inviting interaction and use. Decorated in a muted colour palette to reflect my rural setting, the pots exude a sense of calm and earthy functionality.
Surface designs take inspiration from the simple beauty of old gardening tools gathered from my grandfather's shed. Drawing is integral to my practice, and I explore the tools through loose, abstract mark-making to develop a catalogue of designs. These are translated onto the surface of my pots using slips (liquid clay), and layers of colour are gradually built up; soft greens and blues intersperse with bolder yellows and greys. Crisp stencils and mono-prints contrast with fluid brushstrokes and sgraffito marks, adding depth and subtlety to the collection.
1st Class BA (Hons) Design Crafts, De Montfort University, Leicester, 2012-2015
Potclays Graduate Award 2015
Selected Exhibitions and Shows
British Crafts at Blackthorpe Barn, Rougham, Suffolk, 10.11.19-11.11.19
Artist Showcase, Designer Makers 21, Diss, Norfolk, 01.11.19-31.01.20
Pattern and Sequence Exhibition, National Centre for Craft and Design, Sleaford, 19.10.19-05.01.20
Summer Exhibition, Haymakers Gallery, Hay-on-Wye, 14.07.19-15.09.19
Guest Artist, Handmade Shop and Gallery, Bury St Edmunds, 01.06.19-30.06.19
ACE Trade Show, Brighton, 28.02.19-01.03.19
British Crafts at Blackthorpe Barn, Rougham, Suffolk, December 2018
Handmade at Kew, Kew Gardens 04.10.18-07.10.18
Taste Exhibition, The Byre Gallery, Millbrook, Cornwall, 24.03.18-03.06.18
CRAFT at Top Drawer, Olympia, London, 14.01.18 - 16.01.18
MAKE '17, Contemporary Crafts for Christmas, Devon Guild of Craftsmen, Bovey Tracey 18.11.17 – 07.01.18
Design Factory EMERGE Exhibition, Heart Gallery, Hebden Bridge, 30.07.17-08.10.17
I am a member of Design Nation and Anglian Potters. To view my profiles for these organisations please click on the logos.