Kate Malone: Inspired by Waddesdon
From 8 June to 16 October in the Coach House Gallery at the Stables, Kate Malone, one of the UK's leading ceramic artists, will have an exhibition of her new work inspired by the gardens, collections and archive at Waddesdon.
" I will cover new ground in this exhibition by working with new clay-types and creative techniques. My hope was to create a visual feast, with bountiful ceramic sculptures that interpret many aspects of Waddesdon's history. I aim to capture the very essence of Waddesdon through displaying a host of artworks which represent the land, farmers, builders, gardeners, and people who have worked and lived there "
Kate has drawn inspiration for her pieces from many elements of the collections, including Sèvres porcelain, works on paper and passementerie (decorative tassels, braids and fringing). The theatre of gourds and squashes created every autumn at Eythrope, the nearby private garden created by Alice de Rothschild in the late 19th century, has been a particular source of inspiration.
Her work is inspired by close inspection of nature, particularly its fruits, nuts and berries, and her fascination with the more abstract forces of life. Through research and experimentation, she has pioneered sophisticated new glazing techniques and has collaborated with architects and designers on innovative public art projects in hospitals, schools, parks and libraries.
She has works in the permanent collections of the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, Manchester City Art Gallery and the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, and has also appeared as one of the two expert judges on the new BBC series The Great Pottery Throw Down. Look out for the new series airing this autumn.
Find out more about Kate Malone and her ceramics
This is a selling exhibition mounted in collaboration with Adrian Sassoon