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Studio: Balls Pond Studio, 8b Culford Mews, Hackney, London, England, N1 4DX. View in Google Maps
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Last Updated: 2016-05-20

Artists Comment

Artists Comment

This article followed a Residency with metalsmith Junko Mori, in the summer of 2007,and forms a part of the exhibition catalogue of their joint exhibition at The Harley Gallery in Autumn 2007.

A Natural Obsession Kate Malone
Welbeck was like another country, I almost thought I would have to show my passport to enter. Time felt different - slower and very special. I was most interested to see the early natural history books I had been told about. They were more beautiful than I could have ever imagined. The composition, focus and grace
of each page were a revelation and it was a great privilege to see the illustrations in the original. The artists who painted the illustrations did so with the same wonder at nature as Junko and I feel when we look at natural specimens.

When I arrived back in my studio after the residency I was, for the first time in a long time, possibly ever, slowed to a stop by the sheer beauty and dedication of the books we had studied. Each book represented a lifetime of work whereas I am only able to spend a few weeks on a piece, a month or two if I am lucky. Times have changed. We are unable to work in such a detailed way, and if I could, would I want
to? Junko and I both take Nature as our inspiration and working and studying with her confirmed this. But the essence of our work is quite different. I aim to capture a sense of energy and growth, pieces that show the ripeness of whole forms and I think of a form in terms of skin or volume. Junko looks at constituent parts to create forms from a nucleus to create a sort of seed or explosion of nature. Her attention to detail made an immediate impression and her level of concentration and clear focus inspired me.

The residency and working alongside Junko have given me a recharged incentive to observe and concentrate with invigorated clarity. It made me want to visit Japan.
Kate Malone August 2007 (Text courtesy of The Harley Gallery)

Other recent (2016) articles of interest can be seen by following the link below:
1. Article and multipage study on the full build of 24 Saville Row In addition this section shows many other interesting articles about Kate's work.

SOURCE AND SKETCHES: Nature is my main inspiration.. of the sea, the land and most recently the magma underground … I also look towards history, travel and people for ideas and variations. It is frequently a ‘melt’ of these many factors that might all together inspire an idea. To view my Sketchbooks, please click here.

LATEST NEWS FROM KATE'S WEBSITE: Includes updates from the studio, current exhibitions etc.

 

Current / Future Events

Current / Future Events

Background History

Background History

Born
London, England 1959
School education Henbury comprehensive, Bristol.

Education
Arts Foundation, Bristol Polytechnic.
1979-82 Bristol Polytechnic, BA (Hons) Ceramics
1983-86 The Royal College of Art, London, MA

Kate works in three areas of ceramics, firstly 'one-off' studio pieces, secondly with architects, designers and public art agencies, and thirdly designing for industry. Her work is based on the natural forms of the sea and land as she is absorbed with the wonders of nature as well as with the alchemy of ceramic glaze technology. Her two most popular glazes are the 'pebbled' arthenware in which glazes are fired over each other splitting in the process, and her crystalline stoneware which produces semi-random crystal growth on the surface.

Kate Malone has studios in London and France and has become one of Britain’s most well-known and generous of ceramic artists since graduating from the Royal College of Art, London, in 1986. Her work is often inspired by exotic travels, the growth patterns and ripeness of nature. Using strong colours and sumptuous crystalline glazes, her work communicates a ‘feel good factor’ through optimistic cladding of her forms with abundant sculptural details.

Kate is on the panel of Assessors for the Arts Council of England Lottery Fund. She was Craft Consultant
for Dongar 1995 in India, a Festival of Craft, and has lectured and run workshops
in India, Thailand, USA, Estonia and Great Britain

 

Solo exhibitions

Solo exhibitions

1988 - Fruits de Mer – The Orangery, Holland Park, London
1989 - Deep Sea – House and garden, Nassau, Bahamas

1990 – Fruits of the Sea II - The Orangery, Holland Park, London
1990 – Solo Exhibition – Aberystwyth Arts centre, Aberystwyth, Wales
1992 – Solo exhibition, Osiris Gallery, Brussels, Belgium
1993 – Fruits of the Earth - The Orangery, Holland Park, London
1994 - Fruits of the Earth and the Sea: Ceramics by Kate Malone – Manchester City Art Galleries, Manchester

1995 – Kate Malone, New Ceramics – The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland
1995 - Kate Malone Ceramics – Vincent Gallery, Exeter, Devon
1997 – Fruits of the Imagination – Dover Street Gallery, London
1998 – The Allotment – Midland Arts Centre, Birmingham, followed by National tour to eleven venues from 1998 -2000

2002 – Nuts and Berries, Dover Street Gallery, London
2002 - 03 At Home With Kate Malone and Enmund De Waal, the Geffrye Museum, London.
2005 - Solo show at Blackwell House, the Lake Districk. UK.
2010 Kate Malone New Work, Robilant + Voena Gallery, London
2014 Kate Malone: A Celebration of Clay, Lobby, One Canada Wharf, London

Selected Group Exhibitions and Fairs

Selected Group Exhibitions and Fairs

2015
Adrian Sassoon, Salon of Art & Design, New York, USA
Adrian Sassoon, Pavilion of Art & Design London, London
Adrian Sassoon, Masterpiece London, The Royal Hospital Chelsea, London
Adrian Sassoon, Art Antiques London, Kensington Gardens, London
Summer Exhibition 2015, Royal Academy of Arts, London
Adrian Sassoon, COLLECT, Saatchi Gallery, London
Adrian Sassoon, TEFAF, Maastricht, The Netherlands

2014
Adrian Sassoon, Salon of Art & Design, New York, USA
Adrian Sassoon, Pavilion of Art & Design London, London
Out of Sight: Drawing in the Lives of Makers, Contemporary Applied Arts, London
Adrian Sassoon, Masterpiece London, The Royal Hospital Chelsea, London
Adrian Sassoon, Art Antiques London, Kensington Gardens, London
Adrian Sassoon, COLLECT, Saatchi Gallery, London
Adrian Sassoon, TEFAF, Maastricht, The Netherlands
2013
Adrian Sassoon, Salon of Art & Design, New York, USA
Adrian Sassoon, Pavilion of Art & Design London, London
Le Pot-Sculpture, De Sculpture Céramique Européenne, Galerie Du Don, France
Adrian Sassoon, Masterpiece London, The Royal Hospital Chelsea, London
Adrian Sassoon, Art Antiques London, Kensington Gardens, London
Adrian Sassoon, COLLECT, Saatchi Gallery, London
Adrian Sassoon, TEFAF, Maastricht, The Netherlands
2012
Adrian Sassoon, Art Miami, Miami, USA
Adrian Sassoon, Pavilion of Art & Design London, London
Adrian Sassoon, Masterpiece London, The Royal Hospital Chelsea, London
Adrian Sassoon, Art Antiques London, Kensington Gardens, London
Clare Beck at Adrian Sassoon, COLLECT, Saatchi Gallery, London
Adrian Sassoon, TEFAF, Maastricht, The Netherlands
2011
Adrian Sassoon, Pavilion of Art & Design New York, New York, USA
Adrian Sassoon, Pavilion of Art & Design London, London
Adrian Sassoon, Masterpiece London, The Royal Hospital Chelsea, London
Adrian Sassoon, Art Antiques London, Kensington Gardens, London
Clare Beck at Adrian Sassoon, COLLECT, Saatchi Gallery, London
Clare Beck at Adrian Sassoon, SOFA, New York, USA
Adrian Sassoon, TEFAF, Maastricht, The Netherlands

2010
Adrian Sassoon, Pavilion of Art & Design London, London
Adrian Sassoon, Masterpiece London, Former Chelsea Barracks, London
Clare Beck at Adrian Sassoon, COLLECT, The Saatchi Gallery, London
Handmade, An Exhibition of British Craft, Fortnum & Mason, London
Clare Beck at Adrian Sassoon, SOFA, New York, USA
Adrian Sassoon, TEFAF, Maastricht, The Netherlands
Adrian Sassoon, London Art Fair, Business Design Centre, London
2009
Adrian Sassoon, Pavilion of Art & Design London, London
Inspired by The Wallace Collection, The International Ceramics Fair & Seminar, London
Clare Beck at Adrian Sassoon, COLLECT, The Saatchi Gallery, London
Clare Beck at Adrian Sassoon, SOFA, New York, USA
Adrian Sassoon, TEFAF, Maastricht, The Netherlands
Adrian Sassoon, London Art Fair, Business Design Centre, London
2008
Adrian Sassoon, Design Art London, London
Adrian Sassoon, The International Ceramics Fair & Seminar, London
Clare Beck at Adrian Sassoon, SOFA, New York, USA
Adrian Sassoon, TEFAF, Maastricht, The Netherlands
Clare Beck at Adrian Sassoon, COLLECT, V&A Museum, London
Adrian Sassoon, London Art Fair, Business Design Centre, London
2007
Adrian Sassoon, The International Art + Design Fair, New York, USA
A Natural Obsession, The Harley Gallery, Welbeck, Nottinghamshire
Adrian Sassoon, The International Ceramics Fair & Seminar, London
Clare Beck at Adrian Sassoon, SOFA, New York, USA
Clare Beck at Adrian Sassoon, COLLECT, V&A Museum, London
Adrian Sassoon, London Art Fair, Business Design Centre, London
2006
Adrian Sassoon, The International Art + Design Fair, New York, USA
Naturally Formed, Goss Gallery, Dallas, Texas, USA
Clare Beck at Adrian Sassoon, SOFA, New York, USA
Sculpted in Clay, Millennium Gallery, Sheffield Museum, Sheffield
Hand Made, J. Johnson Gallery, Florida, USA
Adrian Sassoon, The International Ceramics Fair & Seminar, London
Clare Beck at Adrian Sassoon, COLLECT, V&A Museum, London
Adrian Sassoon, London Art Fair, Business Design Centre, London

2005
Adrian Sassoon, The International Art + Design Fair, New York, USA
Adrian Sassoon, The International Ceramics Fair & Seminar, London
Adrian Sassoon, The London Art Fair, Business Design Centre, London
Clare Beck at Adrian Sassoon, COLLECT, V&A Museum, London
2004
Adrian Sassoon, The International Art + Design Fair, New York, USA
Adrian Sassoon, The International Ceramics Fair & Seminar, London
Adrian Sassoon, The London Art Fair, Business Design Centre, London
Clare Beck at Adrian Sassoon, COLLECT, V&A Museum, London
2003
Adrian Sassoon, The International Art + Design Fair, New York, USA
Adrian Sassoon, The International Ceramics Fair & Seminar, London
Adrian Sassoon, ART2003, Business Design Centre, London
2002
Adrian Sassoon, The International Art + Design Fair, New York, USA
Adrian Sassoon, The International Ceramics Fair & Seminar, London
Adrian Sassoon, ART2002, Business Design Centre, London
2001
Adrian Sassoon, Beadleston Gallery, New York, USA
Adrian Sassoon, The International Ceramics Fair & Seminar, London
British Ceramics, Philadelphia, USA
Galerie Norby, Copenhagen, Denmark
Adrian Sassoon, ART2001, Business Design Centre, London

2000
Adrian Sassoon, The International 20th Century Arts Fair, New York, USA
Steninge Slott Palace, European Ceramic Masters, Sweden
Adrian Sassoon, The International Ceramics Fair & Seminar, London
Adrian Sassoon, The Fine Art and Antiques Fair, Olympia, London
Adrian Sassoon, ART2000, Business Design Centre, London
1999
Adrian Sassoon, The International 20th Century Arts Fair, New York, USA
Geffrye Museum Design Centre, Geffrye Museum, London
Westerwald Preis, Germany
Adrian Sassoon, The International Ceramics Fair & Seminar, London
Adrian Sassoon, The Fine Art and Antiques Fair, Olympia, London
Adrian Sassoon, ART99, Business Design Centre, London
1998
Adrian Sassoon, The International Ceramics Fair & Seminar, London
Adrian Sassoon, The Fine Art and Antiques Fair, Olympia, London
Adrian Sassoon, ART98, Business Design Centre, London
Group Show, Ipswich Museum
1997
Adrian Sassoon, The International Ceramics Fair & Seminar, London
Time for Tea, British Council International Tour
Animal, Vegetable, Mineral, Ceramics by Kate Malone and Susan Halls, Drumcroon Art Centre, Wigan
Glazed Ceramics, Contemporary Applied Arts, London
Adrian Sassoon, ART97, Business Design Centre, London
1996
Adrian Sassoon, SOFA Miami, USA
Adrian Sassoon, SOFA Chicago, USA
Adrian Sassoon, The International Ceramics Fair & Seminar, London
Living Belsay, Belsay Hall, Northumberland

1995
Out of this World, Crafts Council, London
British Contemporary Ceramics and Glass, Michele Beiny-Harkins and Adrian Sassoon, New York, USA
Adrian Sassoon, The International Ceramics Fair & Seminar, London
Summer Colour, Crafts Council Shop, V&A Museum, London
Feats in Clay, The Orangery, London
Hackney Contemporaries, The Economist Building, London
1994
Adrian Sassoon, The International Ceramics Fair & Seminar, London
Into the Twentieth Century, Touring Exhibition in Japan
1993
Visions of Craft, Crafts Council, London
Crystalline Ceramics, Experiments with Glazes by Twentieth Century Potters, Manchester City Art Gallery.
Summer Show, Contemporary Applied Arts, London
Hackney Contemporaries, Geffrye Museum, London
Growth, Balls Pond Studios, London
The High Table, Craftspace Touring Exhibition
1992
The Furnished Landscape, Crafts Council, London
Balls Pond Studios Summer Exhibition, Economist Building, London
1991
Chepstow, Liverpool and Brussels exhibitions

1989
British Craft, Ceramic Studio, Vienna, Austria
British Ceramics, Toronto, Canada
Out of Sight, London
1988
Representing British Craft, Crafts Council, Munich, Germany
Sotheby's Decorative Arts Exhibition, London
Contemporary Crafts, Bonhams, London
1987
Royal College of Art Retrospective, Kyoto, Japan

Large Scale Works and Public Commissions

Large Scale Works and Public Commissions

1987 - Large Wall Panel – Hydrotherapy Pools, Southampton General hospital
1989 – Four large Wall Panels – Quintessence Restaurant, London (Now closed)

1990 - Serving platters, dishes, water jugs, fish tank accessories – Otaru Maritimo Hotel, Japan (now closed) Architect Nigel Coates
1990 – Wall panels and Tabletops – La Gaulette Seafood Restaurant, London (now closed)
1991 – Life Pours Forth, courtyard fountain – Homerton Hospital, Hackney, London
1991- Rise and Shine Magic Fish water sculptures – Lea Valley Park, Hackney Marshes, London
1992 – The Leaf of Life, wall sculpture, clock and wall lights – HIV and Drug Dependency Unit, West Middlesex University Hospital, Twickenham, Middlesex
1993 - Bath for Birds – Chapel Allerton Hospital Leeds
1994 – Bronze Drinking Fountain – Castle Park, Bristol
1994 – Queen Pineapple - Manchester City Art Galleries, Manchester

1995 – Bronze Herb Garden Fountain – Geffrye Museum, London
1996 - Swim Fishes, Swim, courtyard fountain – Children’s Oncology Ward, Royal Devon and Exeter General Hospital, Exeter
1997 – Four Large Pots for two Caribbean Cruise Liners – commissioned by London Contemporary Arts
1998 – Time For Tea, large clock – Bentalls Shopping Centre, Kingston–upon-Thames, Surrey
1999 – Pineapple atop the Binks Building, Northern Quarter, Manchester

2000 – Bronze Millennium Fountain – Greenwich Park, Greenwich, london
2001 – Undersea garden, children’s seats and courtyard ornaments – Children’s Oncology Ward, Royal Devon and Exeter General Hospital, Exeter
2001 – Mother and Daughter Pots of Symbols – The Old Bailey Consortium, London
2005 Wall of a Thousand Stories, Children’s Reading Room, Royal Jubilee Library, Brighton Public Library, Sussex:.
2012. The Bud, Sculpture, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland, USA;
Ceramic Wall, Cladding the exterior wall of the American Express HQ Building in unique, crystalline-glazed tiles, Brighton
2015 Conduit Street / Savile Row Tiled building façade, with EPR Architects, London

Selected Articles, Reviews and Catalogues

Selected Articles, Reviews and Catalogues

Sarah Charles, ‘Deeply Alluring’ The Observer, 1 February 1987
Tanya Harrod, ‘Kate Malone – Potter of the New Spirit’, Ceramic Review, July/August 1987
Pamela Johnson, ‘Sub Aquatic Ceramics’, Crafts, September/October 1988
Abigail Frost, ‘Fruits de Mer’, Exhibition Review, Arts Reviews, September 1989
Emmanuel Cooper, ‘Kate Malone’, Ceramic Series, no. 38, Aberystwyth Art Centre, December 1989

Kate Malone, ‘Fruits of the Earth’, Ceramic Review, September/October 1993
Nicole Swengley, ‘Castle Park’, Crafts, November/December 1993
Lesley Jackson, ed., Fruits of the Earth and Sea – Ceramics by Kate Malone, Manchester City Art Galleries, Manchester 1994
Pamela Johnson, ‘Fruits of the Earth’ Exhibition Review, Crafts, January/February 1994
Paul Vincent, ‘Views on Recent Shows’, Studiopottery, October/November 1994

Alison Goddard, ‘Crystal Glaze’, New Scientist, July 1995
Will Levi Marshal, Exhibition Review, Ceramic Review, July/August 1995
‘Crystalline Alchemy’ Ceramic Review, March/April 1997
Exhibition Review, Crafts, June/July 1997
Exhibition Review, Crafts, October/November 1997
MAC, The Allotment – New Ceramics by Kate Malone, Midland Arts Centre, Birmingham, 1998
Lesley Jackson, ‘Sharp Urban Potters’, The Independent, 13 November 1998
Lesley Jackson, ‘This and That’ The Guardian, (Space Supplement), 2 November 1998
Lesley Jackson, ‘The Allotment’ Exhibition Review, Crafts, January/February 1999
‘The Allotment’ Exhibition Review, Ceramic Review, February/March 1999
Anatol Orient, ‘Shake Rattle and Roll’, Ceramic Review, November/December 1999

Red Gallery, Southsea, ‘The Golden Age of Ceramicists’- 50 Years of Pivotal Ceramicists, catalogue, May 2002
Geffrye Museum, exhibition catalogue, ‘Ceramic Rooms’ September 2002
Nature and Nurture by Emma Clegg Ceramic Review Sept/Oct 2005
Kate Malone: Next to Nature, Ceramic Art & Perception, Interview by Clare Beck No 62, 2005

Bibliography: Catalogues & Books

Bibliography: Catalogues & Books

2003 A Book of Pots, Lesley Jackson & Kate Malone, A&C Black, ISBN 1-58567-470-2
2000 The Crafts in Britain in the Twentieth Century, Tanya Harrod
2000 Colour and Fire, Defining Moments in Studio Ceramics, 1950-2000, Jo Lauria et al, Los Angeles, page 71 (illus).
1998 Ceramics for the Home, Annabel Freyberg, page 58 & 63 (illus)
1995 The Potter's Art Garth Clark, Phaidon, page 219 (illus).
1995 The British Council Collection, Manchester - A Catalogue of Works of Art, The British Council
1995 The Sea - A Celebration, Peter Wood ed., Greenpeace
1992 The Furnished Landscape - Applied Art in Public Places, Jane Heath ed., Bellew
1992 The British Council Collection, Manchester - A Catalogue of Works of Art, The British Council
1991 International Crafts, Martina Margetts ed., Thames and Hudson
1990 A Dictionary of British Studio Potters, Pat Carter, Scholar Press

Public Collections

Public Collections

Arts Council, London
Bristol City Museum and Art Gallery, Bristol
British Council Teapot Collection
British Council Touring Collections
Crafts Council, London
Contemporary Art Society, London
Gallery Oldham, Oldham, Greater Manchester
Geffrye Museum, London
Harley Foundation Collection, Welbeck, Nottinghamshire
Leeds City Art Gallery, Leeds
McManus Galleries & Museum, Dundee
Manchester City Art Gallery, Manchester
National Museum & Gallery of Wales, Cardiff
Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery, Norwich
Paisley Museum & Art Gallery, Paisley
Stoke-On-Trent Museum, Stoke-On-Trent
The Ashmolean Museum, Oxford
The British Council, Manchester and Bahamas collections
The Cleveland Arts Trust
Ulster Museum, Belfast, Northern Ireland
Victoria and Albert Museum, London
York City Art Gallery, York
Musée National de Céramique, Sèvres, France
Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Montreal, Canada
Boise Art Museum, Boise, Idaho, USA
J.B. Speed Art Museum, Louisville, Kentucky, USA
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, California, USA
Mint Museum of Craft + Design, Charlotte, North Carolina, USA
Museum of International Folk Art, Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA

Work Styles

Work Styles

Stoneware
Handbuilt
Crystalline
Vessel
Sculptural
Architectural