Kate Malone is one of the UK’s leading ceramic artists with an illustrious career spanning thirty years.
She has developed an unmistakable and highly regarded style, evidenced by her unique, hand-made pots and intricately ornamented sculptures.
Observations of nature, particularly its fruits, nuts and berries are the overriding influence in Kate’s work. In addition to her exploration of nature, Kate has spent her career pioneering glazing techniques via research and experimentation in the chemistry of glazing. The sophistication of her glazes has led to some interesting collaborations with prominent architects and designers, working on inspiring public art projects in hospitals, schools, parks and libraries.
Kate Malone’s first encounter was at school aged 14. She describes this as a ‘eureka moment’ of discovery as she was instantly fascinated and drawn to this extraordinary material.
Kate has always endeavoured to make her artwork accessible to enthusiasts of all levels and dedicates much of her time to sharing her skills and expertise. She frequently visits schools and her work has been studied as part of the National Curriculum for Art over many years. She is also a regular contributor at specialist art events, and a judge on BBC2’s The Great Pottery Throw Down.
Most recently, Kate had a solo exhibition at Waddesdon Manor in 2016, Inspired by Waddesdon. Drawing on the archives, architecture, collections, textiles, and gardens of the estate, Kate created a body of work rich in detail and showcasing her technical skill, and which delighted tens of thousands of visitors to the exhibition.
She lives with her husband and daughter in North London where she also has her studio.
“In my own ceramic artwork I am inspired by the optimism and joy in nature. My highly-coloured, natural forms brim with a sense of growth and abundance and aim to communicate the ‘Life Force’ to the viewer.”
SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS:
2016 Kate Malone: Inspired by Waddesdon, Waddesdon Manor, Aylesbury 2014 Kate Malone: A Celebration of Clay, Lobby, One Canada Wharf, London 2010 Kate Malone New Work, Robilant + Voena Gallery, London 2005 Next to Nature, Blackwell, The Arts & Crafts House, Bowness-on-Windermere 2002/3 Ceramic Rooms – At Home with Kate Malone and Edmund de Waal, Geffrye Museum, London 2000 Nuts & Berries, Dover Street Gallery, London 2000 Fruits of the Earth, The Orangery, London 1998-2000 The Allotment, Touring Solo Exhibition, Midlands Arts Centre, 1998-2000 Birmingham, Ruthin Craft Centre Gallery, Brewery Arts, Cirencester, 1998-2000 Gainsborough’s House, Sudbury, Suffolk, Towneley Hall Art Gallery & Museums, Burnley, Bristol City Museum & Art Gallery, Worcester City, Art Gallery & Museum, Hove Museum & Art Gallery, Aberystwyth Arts Centre, The Economist Building, London (catalogue) 1998 1997 Kate Malone, Fruits of the Imagination, Dover Street Gallery, London 1995 The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh 1994 Fruits of the Earth and Sea, Manchester City Art Gallery, Manchester 1992 Osiris Gallery, Brussels, Belgium 1990 Deep Sea, House and Garden, Nassau, Bahamas 1990 Fruits de la Mer, The Orangery, London 1988 Fruits de La Mer, The Orangery, London
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