Approved: 14.11.2007

Kate Haywood

Artist, Maker

Approved: 14.11.2007

Often referencing aspects of ritual, ceremony and adornment, Kate Haywood’s work explores our relationship with objects and how they can allow us to form and trigger memories.

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    Artist Statement

    Often referencing aspects of ritual, ceremony and adornment, Kate Haywood’s work explores our relationship with objects and how they can allow us to form and trigger memories.

    Material and process is combined to create a non-verbal dialogue. Visual clues are generated from specific combinations of colour, form and scale. Individual components evoke readings which are multi-layered and material qualities are intensified when viewed in relation to a range of contrasting physical traits.

    Works are contradictory in nature, playful yet sombre, tactile but austere, familiar and unfamiliar. Function is always suggested but never fully resolved. These ambiguities permit an open reading and allow Haywood to explore ways in which poetic structures can function visually.


    CV & Education


    2013 - 2014  MA Ceramics, Cardiff School of Art

    2004 - 2007  BA (Hons) Ceramics, Camberwell College of Arts, London

    1998 - 2001  BA (Hons) Jewellery Design, Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, London


    Solo Exhibitions

    2019     The Language of Clay, National Touring Exhibition, Wales

    2018     Manchester Art Gallery, England

    2017     Hoard, York Art Gallery, England


    Selected Exhibtions

    2019     Rituals, Bluecoat Display Centre, Liverpool, UK

    2018     Nexus: Meetings at the Edge, Touring Exhibition UK

                  Is it Useful? Unit Twelve Gallery, England

                 Ambiguous Implements, National Touring Exhibition, England

                 Shaping the Future, International Touring Exhibition      

    2017    Jewellery Wearable Glass, National Glass Centre, Sunderland

                 Hothouse 2017: Spot the Talent, New Ashgate Gallery, Farnham  

                 Gyeonggi International Ceramic Biennale, Korea  

                 Mission Gallery, Maker in Focus, Swansea, Wales

    2016     Craft Emergency, Aspex Gallery, Portsmouth

                 Making in Colour, Ruthin Craft Centre, Wales

                 One Year On, Llantarnam Grange Arts Centre, Cwmbran, Wales

                 Craft in the Bay, Drawing Inspirations, Cardiff, Wales

                 Lle Celf, The National Eisteddfod of Wales, Abergavenny, Wales

                 New Designers - One Year On, London

                 Craft in the Bay, Weave Summer Show, Cardiff, Wales

                 Ambiente, Frankfurt, Germany

                 Made to Measure, Lotte Inch Gallery, York, England

    2015     British Ceramics Biennial Fresh Award, Stoke-on-trent

    2014     Unfolding: New Graduates Work in Clay, Nantgarw China Works Museum, Cardiff

    2012     International Ceramic Triennial Unicum, Slovenia

    2011     Young Artists of the Year, The Biscuit Factory, Newcastle, England

    2010     ICMEA Conference - Emerging Artists Competition, Fuping, China

                 Talente 2010, Munich, Germany

    2009     6th International Biannual of Ceramics, Kapfenberg, Austria

                 5th Biennale of Ceramics El Vendrell, La Rambla, Spain

                 56th Premio Faenza, International Competition of contemporary Ceramic Art, Italy

    2008     International Biennale of Contemporary Ceramics, Magnelli Museum, Vallauris, France



    2017                National Glass Centre Residency, University of Sunderland

    2016                Project Network Residency, Guldagergaard, Denmark

                            Future Lights Residency, Staffordshire University

    2015 - 2016     Artist in Residence, Cardiff School of Art, Cardiff

    2014 - 2015     Fireworks Clay Studios Residency, Cardiff

    2010 - 2011     Artist in Residence, Huddersfield University, West Yorkshire

    2008 - 2010     Artist in Residence, Giggleswick School, North Yorkshire


    Professional Experience

    2010 - 2012     Ceramics Technician, Camberwell College, London

    2007 - 2008     Ceramics Technician, City Lit, London

    2001 - 2004     Studio Jeweller, London



    2017      ICF Potclays Emerging Maker Award (Finalist)          

    2016     Staffordshire University Future Lights Bursary

                  Henry Rothschild Bursary (shortlisted)   

    2016     The Worshipful Livery Company of Wales Bursary

    2015     Future Lights International Ceramics Competition

    2014     Axis MAstars

    2014     West Dean Textile Bursary

    2013     The Fenton Arts Trust Scholarship

    2009     Medal in Memory of Eleuterio Ignazi, 56th Premio Faenza, International Competitionof contemporary Ceramic Art, Italy



    2017     Visual Language, Alex McErlain, Ceramic Review, Issue 287

    2016     Ten to watch, Ceramics Review, Issue 280

                 Ecological Consideration, Aesthetica Magazine, Issue 71

                 Craft in The Bay, Alex McErlain, Findings Magazine, Issue 62

    2014     Postcards, Ceramic review, Issue 270

    2013     500 Paper Objects. Gene McHugh

    2009     Ceramics: Art and Perception, The Internationale Ceramics Biennale Vallauris, Issue 75

    2008     Biennale de Vallauris, La revue de la Céramique et du Verre, Issue 16

    2008     International Biennale of Contemporary Ceramics Catalogue,   Magnelli Museum

    2007     Ceramics at Art Schools, Ceramic Review, Issue 228



    ICMEA Fuping, China

    International Ceramics Museum, Faenza, Italy

    KOCEF Collection, Korea

    Manchester Art Gallery, UK

    National Glass Centre, UK

    The Ceramics Museum, Vallauris, France

    University of the Arts London