Q1. Hello, Kate! How much are you looking forward to the Combe Down Virtual Art Trail?
I'm so excited to be taking part in this Art Trail. It's the first time I have done anything like this before, and so I am a bit nervous as well. It's been difficult to decide which items I am going to post, as all my ceramics are so different from each other. I make lamp-bases, bowls, sculptures etc, but they all turn out different because of the techniques that I use. Raku never turns out the same, even when you do exactly the same things, and stoneware looks different when it has sea-glass glass in the bottom.
Q2. You took part in the last Combe Down Art Trail. What is it about art trails that you enjoy?
I love talking to people about my ceramics and showing them how I make them, if I am doing demos. This year I can't do that of course, but there are videos of me throwing and rakuing on my Facebook page. Even though I have been making and selling my ceramics for nearly 20 years, I still get a real buzz when somebody likes my work!
Q3. What do you plan on exhibiting in the Combe Down Virtual Art Trail 2020 on Saturday 12th September?
It has been hard deciding to what to exhibit, but I've decided on showing just raku, as that is my passion. I will have bowls, lamp-bases and fish on driftwood.