Kate Wood

  • Ceramics
  • Pottery

To me ceramics is the ideal combination of creativity and science. I produce both functional and decorative work, and am forever inspired by my lived surroundings.

Studio Details

101 Freshwater Drive, Burnside
Margaret River

Opening Hours

  • Sat 9 Sept10am - 4pm
  • Sun 10 Sept10am - 4pm
  • Mon 11 Sept10am - 4pm
  • Tue 12 Sept10am - 4pm
  • Wed 13 SeptClosed
  • Thu 14 SeptClosed
  • Fri 15 Sept10am - 4pm
  • Sat 16 Sept10am - 4pm
  • Sun 17 Sept10am - 4pm
  • Mon 18 Sept10am - 4pm
  • Tue 19 Sept10am - 4pm
  • Wed 20 SeptClosed
  • Thu 21 SeptClosed
  • Fri 22 Sept10am - 4pm
  • Sat 23 Sept10am - 4pm
  • Sun 24 Sept10am - 4pm
  • Parking suitable for cars
  • Family friendly (suitable for children)

I have been curious and engaged with a wide range of art throughout my life, but have only explored and discovered a love of ceramics and pottery relatively recently. I find ceramics to be the ideal balance between creativity and science. I particularly love that pottery creates art that is so very functional for use in everyday life. To drink tea daily from a favourite hand crafted mug is quite magical.
Having grown up in the region with an outdoors loving family, I have always been immersed in the beauty of the area, and fascinated with interpreting and recording the physical environment. I find constant inspiration in the surrounding natural space in which I live, and also from the actual clay I use in my studio. I both hand build and throw on the wheel, and enjoy the contrast in the two methods of production. I decorate and glaze influenced by by the seasons, and changing landscape and weather. I am also fascinated with the reproduction of texture in clay, which can be done with almost anything - coral, plants, or even my Grandfather's old workshop tools.
I make a range of functional ware but also craft decorative pieces, where I incorporate a variety of textiles. I also collect and process wild clay from certain sites in the region, and this is often featured in pieces such as decorative wall hangings and small sculptures. Ceramics and pottery to me provides an endless journey of exploration and adventure, combining art and science, and utilising raw materials, whilst drawing inspiration from the surrounding natural environment in which I live and work.