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Based on the edge of the Peak District in rural Derbyshire, Kate, who originally hails from Sussex, moved to the area over 20 years ago.

A visual artist, Kate's practice is informed by marks life has left behind, both in the landscape and of self. 

 

Working in a range of mediums including ceramics, natural found pigments and materials, she explores hidden stories, the idea of traces of what was once there and what remains: the subtle and not so subtle marks and layers of interactions with the earth - by humans, flora and fauna and the elements - and the story that tells. 

 

Her current work is a personal response to the ash dieback epidemic, exploring our relationship with the tree: its significance to the natural world and human history, its legacy, and the impact of its loss but also hope for its future.

 

Kate is developing her practice to focus on working with sustainable materials and practices that minimise the impact on the environment.

Since completing her Art Foundation as a mature student in 2007, Kate has exhibited her work in Derbyshire, Yorkshire and Nottinghamshire including Wirksworth Festival, Ashbourne Festival, The Clayrooms Open Studios and Welbeck Open Studios. She was a founding member of the collective Farrago, exploring heritage through conceptual and installation-based work.

Kate works from her studio at Haarlem Artspace, Wirksworth

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