Kate Malone is a British studio potter, ceramic artist and judge on The Great Pottery Throw Down. Malone is known for her large sculptural vessels and rich, bright glazes.
Her work is on display in a number of public locations, a giant ceramic fish in the water at Hackney Marshes and a large pot at Manchester Art Gallery. Malone's work is also held in numerous public collections, including the Arts Council, Bristol City Museum and Art Gallery, Crafts Council, The Ashmolean Museum, Musée national de céramique de Sèvres, Victoria & Albert Museum and Los Angeles County Museum of Art. She made a large number of new works for an exhibition Inspired by Waddesdon Manor in 2016, including portrait vases of Ferdinand de Rothschild and his sister Alice Charlotte von Rothschild.
Malone worked with EPR Architects on a project at 24 Saville Row which gained a first place WAN Facade Award in 2015 and is a finalist in the 2016 Surface Design Awards. The project involved making 10,000 hand-glazed ceramic tiles.
This series of work demonstrates a new layer within her celebrated portfolio, showcasing her prints for the very first time at Woolwich Contemporary Print Fair.
“I started exploring paper cut-out to work through my fascination with the ‘silhouette’ of pots. The instantaneous clarity that you get with cutting and overlaying coloured paper, having to be precise with a line, is in sharp contrast to the slow building in clay, and it is exhilarating.
In my eyes, every pot, with its foot, belly, shoulder, lip and body assumes a character with a ‘poise or posture”. These paper cut-outs are playing with a narrative between those characters and within space. Perhaps like characters on a stage.”