Path and Inspiration Kathryn Stevens works from her home studio in Barrow-In-Furness, Cumbria, UK. She studied under Professor David Binns and Rob Parr at the University of Central Lancashire (UCLAN) based in Preston where she received her MA Ceramics Degree. Some of her recent exhibitions include showing with The Lake Artists Society and Green Door Artists. She received the Ophelia Gordon Bell Award in 2022. A committee member of several art organisations & Regional Coordinator for Northern Potters Association.
Process and Practice Connecting with the viewer to tell a personal story of belonging, Kathryn makes large sculptural forms influenced by technical drawings known as lofting plans used in the ship and boat building industries, creating a theme of work inspired by the Furness Peninsula’s natural and industrial landscape. Formulating her own clay body and glaze recipes using local raw materials evidences the area's geological formation, helping to cement her work in the field of narrative ceramics.