Vase, white earthenware (T-Material), hand-coiled with coloured glazes, c.1990, Ht 31cm
Kate Malone established her studio in London in 1986 after studying at Bristol Polytechnic and the Royal College of Art. The major influence on her work has been the ‘exuberant forms of nature, in particular buds, seedpods and fruits’ (Amanda Game). She has experimented with glazes, relying on a deep experience of techniques from earlier European tradition, including salt-glaze and Sèvres porcelain, resulting in the highly coloured and textured glazes that she has become known for. She makes pieces for collectors, and works with architects, designers and public art agencies on architectural commissions – she provided the exterior tiling for example at 24, Savile Row, London. She has a strong commitment to educational work with schools and colleges.
Gift from Nicholas and Judith Goodison’s Charitable Settlement, May 2016