Born in 1973, Kate is based in the Cotswolds on the farm where she grew up. She has been sculpting professionally for sixteen years, exhibiting in galleries countrywide and undertaking commissions.
Kate’s unique making process has been likened to ‘drawing in steel’. Inspired by the animals around her, and especially their movements, she brings a light, fluid sensitivity to her work, despite the unyielding nature of the medium. Combining industrial/elemental techniques and her intuitive awareness of her subjects, she instils life into her work.
All her pieces are suitable for outside, as Kate incorporates the natural oxidizing process within the work, allowing the work to develop and harmonise with its surroundings. Coating the sculpture in natural beeswax inhibits erosion and ensures the elements are kept at bay.
What started in childhood as a wish to draw the domestic, farm and wild animals around me evolved into a desire to learn the skills to realise three dimensional portrayals of these creatures. Using the delicate yet unforgiving medium of steel wire, and occasionally live and dry willow, I create energetic, linear sculptures which echo and build on my drawing practice. My pieces sit happily both indoors and in the landscape.