Kathleen Hills


Kathleen Hills set up her design studio Multi in 2002 after graduating with a 1st class honours degree from Central St Martins and an MA in Ceramics and Glass from The Royal College of Art.
Kathleen has exhibited at the trade fair 100% Design every year since 2003 after being awarded a bursary to take part in the show by the Crafts Council. Hills was also selected the take part in the Talents section at Ambiente in Germany in 2004. Her work is also widely exhibited in the UK, Europe and the States.
Hills works mainly in slip cast bone china, although she also designs in a variety of materials such as: earthenware, glass, Perspex and various others.
She designs domestic lighting and tabletop items which are predominantly
produced within factories in Stoke on Trent. Interested in how relationships
are formed with objects within our domestic spaces, Kathleen's work often explores emotional attachments that exist with certain products or materials, products that explore inherited family tradition and culture or domestic ritual. She is driven by achieving the functionality of good design with the qualities of craft, technique and process.
Kathleen’s work has been published in various national and international
magazines and newspapers including The Telegraph, The Observer, Blueprint and Elle Decoration. This year she was selected in Marie Claire's hot 100 List to represent' 'a raft of women, international and local, pop stars to politicians, who we predict will make the news in 2006.'


Education
2000–2002 M.A. Ceramics and Glass, The Royal College of Art
1997-2000 1st Class B.A. Honours Design Central St Martins College
of Art and Design

Awards
2004 Best Stand Winner at Pulse, Earls Court
Homes & Gardens Classic Design Awards
Sugar Lump Shortlisted
2003 Crafts Council Development Award
Design Nation Member
Crafts Council Bursary 100% Design
2001 The Charlotte Fraser Award
2001 The Peugeot Design Awards
Shortlisted for the Lighting Category

Books
Porcelain and Bone China, The Crowood Press Publishing 2004
London Kitchens, Jeu de Paume Publishing, Japan 2006
Artifacts, Victionary Publishing, Japan 2007
Ceramic Design, Quarto Publishing, 2008
London Ateilers, Jeu de Paume Publishing, Japan 2009
1000 New Eco Designs, Larence King Publishing, 2009
The Essential Guide to Business for Artists and Designers, Kogan Page, 2010
Batch, Bloomsbury Press, 2010

Events
2009 Cluster Lights comissioned for The Home Show Channel 4
Four page profile in Marie Claire Maison Magazine
2008 Selfridges Windows, Oxford Street, London
2007 100% Stand filmed for Grand Designs Channel 4
Lights for Whistles shown on Mary Queen of Shops BBC2
Seven page profile in Grand Designs Magazine
Black Milkii purchased by Dinos Chapman
2006 Cluster lights shown on Jamies' Chef ITV
‘Hot List’ Representative for Design in Marie Claire Magazine
2004 Lighting Installation at Cate Blanchetts’ Home
2003 Cluster light displayed at Mint, Wigmore Street, London
2002 & 2003 Paul Smith Windows, Floral Street, London
2002 Lighting Installation at Grand Central, London EC1

Exhibitions
2007 Exclusive Collection of International Design Objects
Matter Store, Manhattan, New York 2007
2006 Street Exhibition, The Collection, Paris
Extremley White, Taot N Thea Building Amsterdam
Artist in Spotlight
The Grace Barrand Design Centre
2005 ‘Table Manners’ Sweden
2004 ‘Life Symphony’ New York
‘White’ Finland

Exhibitions

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