kate welton | ceramics

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Copyright Kate Welton 2018

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.



1st Class BA (Hons) Design Crafts, De Montfort University, Leicester, 2012-2015



Potclays Graduate Award 2015


Exhibitions and Shows

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


British Crafts at Blackthorpe Barn, Rougham, Suffolk, December 2017


Lustre, Lakeside Arts, Nottingham, November 2017


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


The London Artisan, Old Truman Brewery, London, July 2017


Anglian Potters Spring Exhibition, The Undercroft Gallery, Norwich,

08.04.17 - 23.04.17


Gifted, National Centre for Craft and Design, Sleaford, December 2016


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


'Back to Basics', Royal Exchange Craft Shop, Manchester, 29.03.16-29.05.16


Emerging Makers, Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair, Old Granada Studios, Manchester, October 2015



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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