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Kate Malone works in three areas of ceramics: Public Art, Glaze Research and the Decorative Arts. She has three studios in London, Kent and Provence with an extensive studio team − hence the title of this lecture. Influenced by nature, history and travel, particularly by thirty trips to India with her husband Graham Inglefield since 1986, this lecture covers the joyous spectrum of forty-eight years of a lifelong passion for clay.
In addition to Kate speaking, there will be a screening of a film illustrating tile making in Mangalore, Unfired by Arijit Chatterjee, Patrick Shanahan and Asha Sumra. This fascinating short film references Kate’s particular interest in ceramics in relation to architecture.
Kate Malone MBE is one of Britain’s most well-known ceramic artists. Her work ranges in scale from small, jewel-like pieces to largescale projects such as entire building facades. She trained at the Royal College of Art and her work is in over forty museum collections worldwide, including the Victoria & Albert Museum London, The Ashmolean Museum Oxford, the LACMA Los Angeles, and the Cité de la Céramique Sèvres. She has had more than twenty solo exhibitions.
Using strong colours and sumptuous crystalline glazes, her work is inspired by the growth patterns and ripeness of nature and by her travels. Clad with abundant sculptural details, her forms communicate optimism.
Malone has the largest crystal glaze archive in the UK and uses her own recipes to work on both her studio ceramics and with architects and interior designers around the world. In 2015, she worked to produce a facade with EPR architects at 24 Savile Row which gained a first place WAN Facade Award.
Malone was a judge on the BBC television competition programme ‘The Great Pottery Throw Down’ for two seasons, and her work has been studied in the National Curriculum for Art for many years. She is patron of the Clay College Stoke on Trent, Ambassador for The Geoffrey Museum and often speaks publicly of her belief in the benefits of maintaining craft making in schools as part of a basic education for every child.