Kate McBride


Kate’s work is a collage of clay and ideas, composed of both borrowed and original material and reflecting today’s throw away attitude in which a broken object becomes immediately worthless and is discarded. The delicate porcelain, modelled on late 17th century Sèvres, is disrupted by the fractured design, the objects having been made, broken and then put back together again. The stories which evolve across Kate’s work combine myths and legends with modern ideas and humour.

Born 1962

Education 
2000-2002 HND in Fine Art, specialising in Ceramics. Passed with distinction, College of West Anglia
1997-1999 College diploma in Ceramics. Pass with distinction, College of West Anglia
1979-1982 HND in Editorial and Advertising Photography, Gloucester College of Art and Technology

Awards
2003  Crafts Council development award
First Time Exhibitors Award, Chelsea crafts fair
2002  Zelli Porcelain Award

Exhibitions
2006 ‘Beyond Limits’, Chatsworth House Summer 2006
‘Showcase’, Dundee Contemporary Applied Arts
2005  ‘Allure’, Rufford
‘What is craft?’, The Hub, Sleaford Lincs
‘Telling Tales’, Bilston Gallery, Wolverhampton
‘New Faces’, Crafts Council Shops
‘Tea Total’, Crafts Council Shops
‘Crafts’, The Medici Gallery
‘Spirit of Liberty’, Liberty’s

Commissions
Krug, Ice bucket and Rococo style tea service
Film at Pinewood studios (Nanny McPhee)
People of the Labyrinth (Fashion designers in Holland, who design for Sting).
Jewellery for Elspeth Gibson and Jewellery for her press launch.
Jewellery bugs for Diana Porter Gallery
Willow pattern Tea service for English cricket board, to celebrate winning the Ashes.

 

Exhibitions

Archive

2008

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