Born in London, Kate lives and works in Cardiff. She is a graduate of Camberwell College of Art, Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design and Cardiff School of Art and Design.
Notable awards include the Fenton Arts Trust Scholarship and the Future Lights International Ceramics Competition. Kate will exhibit works in a number of national and international shows this year alongside a solo national touring exhibition, ‘Traces/Olion’, which forms part of the Language of Clay series.
Kate has work in public and private collections and is available for commission.
Often referencing aspects of ritual, ceremony and adornment, Kate Haywood’s work explores our relationship with objects and how they can allow us to form and trigger memories.
Material and process is combined to create a non-verbal dialogue. Visual clues are generated from specific combinations of colour, form and scale. Individual components evoke readings which are multi-layered and material qualities are intensified when viewed in relation to a range of contrasting physical traits.
Works are contradictory in nature, playful yet sombre, tactile but austere, familiar and unfamiliar. Function is always suggested but never fully resolved. These ambiguities permit an open reading and allow Haywood to explore ways in which poetic structures can function visually.