Kate Malone Biography – Kate Malone Wiki
Kate Malone is a British studio potter, ceramic artist and judge, alongside Keith Brymer Jones, on The Great Pottery Throw Down. She has studios in London and France and has become one of Britain’s leading ceramic artists with an illustrious career spanning thirty years.
After a BA in ceramics from what was then Bristol Polytechnic, she studied for an MA in ceramics at the Royal College of Art from 1983 to 1986. After graduting from the RCA in 1986, she moved into a free studio in the South Bank Craft Centre, next to the Royal Festival Hall, part of the initiative by the then leader of the Greater London Council Ken Livingstone to promote cultural life in the capital.
Malone met her now-husband Graham Inglefield in 1983. In 1986, they bought a Georgian terrace house on Balls Pond Road, N1, with land and derelict buildings behind with mews access. Over the years Graham built Balls Pond Studio, with its gloriously ornate metalwork gates. The space became part of the local community, housing 14 ceramicists who ranged in age from 20 to 75, as well as the biggest studio kiln in London. The studio hosted an annual show of work and was one of the first custom-built craft spaces in London.
In 1994, she came to the attention of the art dealer Adrian Sassoon. Then Britain’s leading dealer in antique French porcelain, Adrian wanted to branch out into contemporary ceramics and asked the curator Tessa Peters for a list of the top 10 makers in that world. Kate’s name was on it. She offered him three pieces that sold quickly and he soon became her main dealer. Adrian handles everything she makes that sells for more than £350, so that she can still make some smaller works to sell at her annual open studios, which also showcase her assistants’ work.
Her work is displayed in Oxford and London, in the Ashmolean and Victoria & Albert museums, and she has buyers all over the world. Observations of nature, particularly its fruits, nuts and berries are the overriding influence in Kate’s work.
“In my ceramic artwork I am inspired by the optimism and joy in nature. My highly-coloured, natural forms brim with a sense of growth and abundance and aim to communicate the ‘Life Force’ to the viewer.”
In addition to her exploration of nature, Kate has spent her career pioneering glazing techniques via research and experimentation in the chemistry of glazing. The sophistication of her glazes has led to some interesting collaborations with prominent architects and designers, working on inspiring public art projects in hospitals, schools, parks and libraries.
Kate Malone Age
She was born 29 January 1959 in London, England, United Kingdom.
Kate Malone Husband
Is Kate Malone married? She is married to her husband Graham Inglefield. The couple met in 1983. Graham started out as a patisserie chef before turning to building work, antiques and architectural salvage.
“Without Graham, who built both my London studios and has encouraged me all the way, I would be doing something completely different,” Kate told House & Garden. “He is the reality check behind my work, giving me the confidence to take on the large-scale public works.”
Kate Malone Family
Ceramist Kate Malone and her husband Graham Inglefield have a daughter named Scarlett.
Kate Malone Instagram
Kate Malone’s Instagram handle is @kate_malone_ceramics.