Approved: 14.11.2007

Kate Haywood


Approved: 14.11.2007

I am interested in exploring ways in which poetic structures can function visually, by balancing and manipulating material qualities and connotations, whilst employing a ‘Thinking through Making’ approach.

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    I am interested in exploring ways in which poetic structures can function visually, by balancing and manipulating material qualities and connotations, whilst employing a ‘Thinking through Making’ approach.

    I utilise a range of processes and techniques to create works which play with ambiguity and speak about the human condition. A combination of porcelain and textile helps to establish a dialogue between material and form. Differences are accentuated as each material imparts something to the other and specific qualities are intensified when viewed in relation to contrasting physical traits.

    Objects relating to ritual, ceremony and adornment are referenced to create a heightened physical awareness of the body and material. Initially this is communicated through an immediate, intuitive, tactile language but a closer reading of these works will evoke further associations linked to experiences bound by time, sequencing and memory.

    The assemblages are uncanny in nature and have no definite cultural or historical origin. They prompt us to question our relationship with objects, how they allow us to form and trigger memories and act as anchoring points in our lives by connecting us to the world.



    CV & Education


    2013 - 2014  MA Ceramics, Cardiff School of Art

    2004 - 2007  BA (Hons) Ceramics, Camberwell College of Arts, London

    1998 - 2001  BA (Hons) Jewellery Design, Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, London



    2019     The Language of Clay

    2018     Manchester Art Gallery, Solo Exhibition

    2017     Hoard, York Art Gallery, The Project Space, Yorkshire

                 New Ashgate Gallery- Spot the Talent

                 Ambiguous Implements, National Touring Exhibition, England

                 Ceramics and It's Dimensions: Shaping the Future, Millenium Court Arts Centre     

                 Hothouse 2017: Spot the Talent, New Ashgate Gallery, Farnham

                 Jewellery Wearable Glass, National Glass Centre, Sunderland

                 Gyeonggi International Ceramic Biennale, Korea  

                 The Mission Gallery, Maker in Focus, Swansea, Wales

    2016     Craft Emergency, Aspex Gallery, Portsmouth

                 Making in Colour, Ruthin Craft Centre, Wales

                 One Year On, Llantarnam Grange Arts Centre, Cwmbran, Wales

                 Craft in the Bay, Drawing Inspirations, Cardiff, Wales

                 Lle Celf, The National Eisteddfod of Wales, Abergavenny, Wales

                 New Designers - One Year On, London

                 Craft in the Bay, Weave Summer Show, Cardiff, Wales

                 Ambiente, Frankfurt, Germany

                 Made to Measure, Lotte Inch Gallery, York, England

    2015     British Ceramics Biennial Fresh Award, Stoke-on-trent

    2014     Unfolding: New Graduates Work in Clay, Nantgarw China Works Museum, Cardiff

    2012     International Ceramic Triennial Unicum, Slovenia

    2011     Young Artists of the Year, The Biscuit Factory, Newcastle, England

    2010     ICMEA Conference - Emerging Artists Competition, Fuping, China

                 Talente 2010, Munich, Germany

    2009     6th International Biannual of Ceramics, Kapfenberg, Austria

                 5th Biennale of Ceramics El Vendrell, La Rambla, Spain

                 56th Premio Faenza, International Competition of contemporary Ceramic Art, Italy

    2008     International Biennale of Contemporary Ceramics, Magnelli Museum, Vallauris, France



    2017                National Glass Centre Residency, University of Sunderland

    2016                Project Network Residency, Guldagergaard, Denmark

                            Future Lights Residency, Staffordshire University

    2015 - 2016     Artist in Residence, Cardiff School of Art, Cardiff

    2014 - 2015     Fireworks Clay Studios Residency, Cardiff

    2010 - 2011     Artist in Residence, Huddersfield University, West Yorkshire

    2008 - 2010     Artist in Residence, Giggleswick School, North Yorkshire


    Professional Experience

    2010 - 2012     Ceramics Technician, Camberwell College, London

    2007 - 2008     Ceramics Technician, City Lit, London

    2001 - 2004     Studio Jeweller, London



    2017      ICF Potclays Emerging Maker Award (Finalist)          

    2016     Staffordshire University Future Lights Bursary

                  Henry Rothschild Bursary (shortlisted)   

    2016     The Worshipful Livery Company of Wales Bursary

    2015     Future Lights International Ceramics Competition

    2014     Axis MAstars

    2014     West Dean Textile Bursary

    2013     The Fenton Arts Trust Scholarship

    2009     Medal in Memory of Eleuterio Ignazi, 56th Premio Faenza, International Competitionof contemporary Ceramic Art, Italy



    2016     Ten to watch, Ceramics Review, Issue 280

                 Ecological Consideration, Aesthetica Magazine, Issue 71

                 Craft in The Bay, Alex McErlain, Findings Magazine, Issue 62

    2014     Postcards, Ceramic review, Issue 270

    2013     500 Paper Objects. Gene McHugh

    2009     Ceramics: Art and Perception, The Internationale Ceramics Biennale Vallauris, Issue 75

    2008     Biennale de Vallauris, La revue de la Céramique et du Verre, Issue 16

    2008     International Biennale of Contemporary Ceramics Catalogue,   Magnelli Museum

    2007     Ceramics at Art Schools, Ceramic Review, Issue 228



    University of the Arts London

    Magnelli Museum, Vallauris, France

    International Ceramics Museum, Faenza, Italy

    ICMEA, Fuping, China