kate welton


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Copyright 2019 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

ACE Trade Show, exhibiting with Design Nation, Brighton, 27.02.19-01.03.19

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

Anglian Potters Summer Exhibition, Emmanuel College, Cambridge, 12.08.17-27.08.17

Lustre, Lakeside Arts, Nottingham, November 2016

'Beneath the Surface' Ceramic Showcase, The Craft Centre and Design Gallery, Leeds, 03.05.16-30.07.16

MADE LONDON Bloomsbury, Mary Ward House, London, April 2016



I am a member of Design Nation and Anglian Potters. To view my profiles for these organisations please click on the logos.





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