Kate Haywood LSDC


About Kate
Kate is an artist based in Fireworks Clay Studios, Cardiff. Her work explores the ways in which poetic structures can function visually, by balancing and manipulating material qualities and employing a ‘Thinking through Making’ approach. Kate has work in public and private collections including: Manchester Art Gallery, The International Ceramics Museum, Faenza, Italy, KOCEF (Korea Ceramic Foundation) Collection, and The Ceramics Museum, Vallauris, France
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Often referencing aspects of ritual, ceremony and adornment, Kate Haywood’s work explores our relationship with objects and how they can allow us to form and trigger memories.

Material and process is combined to create a non-verbal dialogue. Visual clues are generated from specific combinations of colour, form and scale. Individual components evoke readings which are multi-layered and material qualities are intensified when viewed in relation to a range of contrasting physical traits.

Works are contradictory in nature, playful yet somber, tactile but austere, familiar and unfamiliar. Function is always suggested but never fully resolved. These ambiguities permit an open reading and allow Haywood to explore ways in which poetic structures can function visually.

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2013 - 2014 Cardiff School of Art, Wales. MA Ceramics
2004 - 2007 Camberwell College of Arts, London. BA (hons) Ceramics
1998 - 2001 Central Saint Martins College

Professional Experience
2017 National Glass Centre Residency, University of Sunderland
Crafts Council Hothouse Programme
2016 Project Network Residency, Guldagergaard, Denmark
Future Lights Residency, Staffordshire University
2014 - 2015 Fireworks Clay Studios Residency, Cardiff
2011 - 2012 East Street Arts Studio Holder, Leeds, West Yorkshire
2010 - 2012 Ceramics Technician, Camberwell College of Art, London
2010 - 2011 Artist in Residence, Huddersfield University, West Yorkshire
2008 - 2010 Artist in Residence, Giggleswick School, North Yorkshire

Solo Exhibitions
2019 Language of Clay, National Touring Exhibition, Wales
2018 Manchester Art Gallery, UK
2017 Hoard, York Art Gallery Project Space, Yorkshire, UK

Selected Group Exhibitions
2018 Nexus: Meetings at the edge Touring Exhibition UK
Is it Useful? Unit Twelve Gallery, England
Shaping the Future, International Touring Exhibition
2017 Ambiguous Implements, National Touring Exhibition, England
Hothouse 2017: Spot the Talent, New Ashgate Gallery, Farnham
Gyeonggi International Ceramic Biennale, Korea
Jewellery: Wearable Glass, National Glass Centre, UK
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, Wales
Drawing Inspirations, Craft in the Bay, Cardiff, Wales
Lle Celf, The National Eisteddfod of Wales, Abergavenny, Wales
Weave, Craft in the Bay, Cardiff, Wales
New Designers, One Year One, Business Design Centre, London
Ambiente, Frankfurt, Germany
Made to Measure, Lotte Inch Gallery, York, England
2015 British Ceramics Biennial Fresh Award, Stoke-on-Trent, England
2014 Unfolding, Nantgarw China Works Museum, Cardiff, Wales
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, Faenza, Italy
2008 International Biennale of Contemporary Ceramics, Magnelli
Museum, Vallauris, France

2016 Henry Rothschild Bursary (shortlisted)
Staffordshire University Future Lights Bursary
2015 Future Lights International Ceramics Competition
Worshipful Livery Company of Wales Bursary
2014 West Dean Textile Bursary
Axis MAstar Award
2013 Fenton Arts Trust Award Scholarship
2009 Gold Medal in Memory of Eleuterio Ignazi’ 56th Premio Faenza, International Competition of contemporary Ceramic Art, Italy

ICMEA Fuping, China
International Ceramics Museum, Faenza, Italy
KOCEF Collection, Korea
The Ceramics Museum, Vallauris, France
Manchester Art Gallery, UK
National Glass Centre, UK
University of the Arts London

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