Approved: 12.06.2013

Kim Norton

Artist, Curator, Maker, Researcher

Approved: 12.06.2013

Kim is trained as a ceramic designer her work encompasses ideas based around the physicality of clay, pushing materiality through scale and presenting ceramics through a less conventional lens. Seclusion, encasement, retreat, and quietness are also key drivers within Kim's practice particularly interested in the phenomenology of architectural spaces which feeds in to Installations, site specific

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      Kim is trained as a ceramic designer her work encompasses ideas based around the physicality of clay, pushing materiality through scale and presenting ceramics through a less conventional lens. Seclusion, encasement, retreat, and quietness are also key drivers within Kim's practice particularly interested in the phenomenology of architectural spaces which feeds in to Installations, site specific projects, commissions and residency programmes that make up her practice. Larger scale spacial works are undertaken with her collaborative partner Sasha Mazur- Knyazeva a friendship that formed during their MA at Central Saint Martins. The collaborative work is focused around ideas that involve the human senses and emotional response or experience through exploring spaces and the immersive quality within different environments, crossing contexts that bridge art, design and craft. In 2013 Kim was selected for the  Crafts Council's Hothouse3 programme partnered with Plymouth University and The Devon Guild of Craftsman.

      CV & Education

      Upcoming 

      2016 - 2017 Haptic/Tacit a group exhibition at the Leyden Gallery October 2016 and The Old Fire Station, Oxford Jan-March 2017

      Qualifications and training

      2013 - Crafts Council Hothouse 3, Crafts Council, London, Plymouth University, Devon Guild.

      2011 - MA Design - Ceramic Design,, Central Saint Martins, London

      1993 - 1996 BA Three dimensional design ceramics Surrey Institute of Art and Design. Farnham

      Solo Exhibitions 

      2015 - 10 Days Winchester Chalk, Theatre Royal, Winchester.   

      2014 - Lines,Levels,layers. Siobhan Davies Dance, London 

      Group exhibitions

      2014 - Perpendicuar, Arthouse1, Bermondsey, London 

      2013 - Explore: Research Residency British Ceramics Biennual, Spode, Stoke on Trent

      2012 - Milan Furniture Fair, Museum of Science and Technology, Milan

      2011 - British Ceramics Biennual, Spode, Stoke on Trent Residencies

      2011 - Material Matters MA exhibition and a series of talks at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London 

      2010 - MA Research Residency, Victoria and Albert Museum, Ceramics Studio 6th floor

      Corporate commissions

      2011 - Vogue Street Lights (Collaboration with Anne Frobeen), Georg Jensen, Bond Street London Site specific

      Site Specific and installations

      2011 - Pause - Experiential Spaces, Lady Margaret Hall - Oxford University, Oxford

      Curatorial 

      2016 - Changing the Landscape: Capability Brown at Syon - Syon Park, London 

      Teaching and Education 

      2014 - Entelechy Arts, Depford, London in collaboration with Siobhan Davies Dance 

      2012 - Childrens art workshop,goldsmiths Centre, London 

      2006 - 2007 Adults evening classes in ceramics, Abingdon and Witney College, Oxfordshire

      1996 - 1998 Childrens art workshops,Oxford