I work with stoneware clay to make high-fired pots for the garden and home.
My work for outside is made using heavily grogged clay and once fired in a gas kiln to 1280’ C, with light reduction. The textures and glazes complement the natural elements of the landscape and garden.
This year I have been making some new work, still with a garden theme, using a bold iron slip-glaze. The pots have a dark satin finish, which reflects light to give a silvery sheen.
I have also made vases exploring the effects of ash glazes used over white and red iron slips.
Work generally available from:
Work can be seen at the workshop by arrangement.
303 Gallery, Martock, Somerset.
Walford Mill Craft Centre, Wimborne Dorset.
The Devon Guild of Craftsmen, Bovey Tracey, Devon.
Open Studio - Kate Mellors : Open studio - Kate Mellors - Dorset Art Weeks
May 24, 2014 to June 08, 2014
Propane gas kiln fired at 1280 deg. C. with light reduction.
Pottery is raw glazed.
1971 - 1975 - Camberwell School of Art and Craft, B.A. Hons.
1975 - 1976 - Goldsmiths College, A.T.C.
1975 - 1991 - Teaching ceramics in Adult Education, London; - part-time
1976 - Set up workshop
1991 - Set up new workshop in West Dorset.
Craft Potters Association.
Devon Guild of Craftsmen.
Crafts Council Index of Makers.
South West Arts
1991- Bluecoat Display Centre, Liverpool 'Ornamental Gardens'
1991- Oxford Gallery, at The Barbican 'The Avant Garden'
1991- Garden Gallery, Amsterdam at The Orangery. London Garden Giants
1991- Rufford Craft Centre, Nottingham 'Garden Ceramics'
1991- The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh 'Greywalls Garden'
1991- Botanical Gardens, Edinburgh 'The Avant Garden'
1992 - The Gallery Upstairs, Henley-in-Arden - 'Spring Exhibition'
1992 - Devon Guild, Bovey Tracey 'Flowers By Request'
1992 - Ebbw Vale Garden Festival - Potters Garden
1992 - Crafts Council, London 'Creative Eye'
1992 - Sidmouth, Devon - Arts Festival
1993 - Walford Mill, Dorset - 'Dorset Treasure Trail'
1993 - Bettles Gallery, Ringwood - 'Ceramics In The Garden'
1993 - The Ashdown Gallery, 'Sussex Springtime'
1993 - Stuttgart Garden Festival, Germany - Potters Garden
1993 - The Fiery Beacon Gallery, Gloucestershire ...On The Kingdom Of The Shore.
1994 - Contemporary Ceramics 'Fireworks 2'
1994 - Collection Gallery, Ledbury 'Garden Pots'
1994 - Walford Mill, Dorset 'Living In Style'
1994 - The Crypt Gallery, Seaford 'The Garden Experience'
1994 - The Scottish Gallery 'The Art Of The Garden'
1995 - Bettles Gallery, Ringwood 'Inside Outside Pots'
1995 - Contemporary Applied Arts 'The Enchanted Garden'
1995 - Devon Guild, Bovey Tracey '40 Years On'
1995 - Pyramid Gallery, York - Mixed Exhibition
1995 - Dartington Cider Press Centre - Westcountry Potters
1996 - Black Swan Guild, Somerset 'Garden Centred'
1996 - Contemporary Applied Arts 'Shades Of Blue'
1996 - Brewery Arts, Cirencester 'Garden Ceramics'
1997 - Harley Gallery, Nottinghamshire 'The Garden'
1997 - Pyramid Gallery, York 'Patios and Parties'
1997 - Scottish Gallery. Edinburgh 'The Artful Garden'
1997 - Contemporary Applied Arts 'Summer In The Garden'
1997 - Contemporary Ceramics 'Party Pieces'
1998 - Handel House, Devizes Earth Songs
1998 - Beatrice Royal, Eastleigh Garden Exhibition
1999 - Walford Mill, Wimborne 'Spring Outside'
1999 - Bettles Gallery, Ringwood - Spring Exhibition
1999 - Meeting House, Ilminster 'Art in the Garden'
1999 - The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh - Courtyard Exhibition
2000 - The Devon Guild, Bovey Tracey - Summer Exhibition
2000 - The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh - Garden Exhibition
2001 - Brewery Arts, Cirencester - 'Everything In The Garden Is Lovely'
2001 - Maureen Michaelson, London Garden Exhibition
2001 - Bluecoat Display Centre, Liverpool, 'Gardens Revisited'
2001 - Chelsea Flower Show Exhibitor.
2002 - Maureen Michaelson, London - Garden Exhibition
2002 - Walford Mill, Wimborne - Dorset Ceramic Artists
2002 - Art in Action - Demonstrator
2002 - Ronald Emett Gallery, Beaminster - Joint Exhibition
2003 - Devon Guild of Craftsmen 'Ground Cover'
2003 - Walford Mill Craft Centre 'Garden Inspiration'
2003 - The Gallery Upstairs, Henley-in-Arden 'Insideout II'
2003 - Devon Guild of Craftsmen 'Surface Tension'
2004 - Bluecoat Display Centre, Liverpool 'Home Grown'
2005 - Old Chapel Gallery, Pembridge, 'Garden Sculpture'
2005 Devon Guild, Members Showcase
2007 Bevere Gallery, CPA at Fifty
2009 Russell Coates Museum, Bournemouth
2013 Bevere Gallery, Summer Exhibition
May - June 2014 Dorset Art Weeks
1989 - Crafts Council Incentive Grant
1991 - South West Arts Training and Marketing Award
Karin Hessenberg, 'Five Women In The Garden'. Ceramic Review 137
Fran Tristram. Single Firing
Karin Hessenberg, 'Ceramics for Gardens and Landscape'