Kate Lyons-Miller Design
celebrating clay

pots with energy

Ceramics in heavily grogged, textural clays, terra cotta and black clay, sometimes adding china clay, ball clay and minerals from local sources. The style is direct and energetic, reflective of my drawing.  I aim for a sense of vitality in the shape, and directness in the use of materials, one concern informs the other.  
simple ideas, braided with complexity, Jeanette winterson
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'A simple idea, braided with complexity.' (Jeanette Winterson)
 background
I worked as a scenic artist for many years, in theatres all around Britain, so I have always been  involved in the arts. As a mature student I returned to art college to study ceramics, my first love, and in which I retained a strong interest. I was awarded a BA Hons in Ceramics at Plymouth College of Art in the summer of 2016, and in September 2018 will continue my studies to MA level, doing this on a part-time basis at Bath Spa University, also continuing my making, sculptural and facilitation/teaching work.
I have always been interested in inclusivity in the arts, and have worked with people with disabilities of various kinds throughout my career. Clay is a wonderful medium for self expression, and for enjoying the challenges of learning skills, thinking with one's hands and concentrating on something other than the day to day. 
 
I firmly believe that 'making is good for you'.

Exhibitions
 
I've begun a part-time MA in ceramics at Bath Spa University, very exciting and quite challenging, but this is why I've taken it on....so there may be fewer notifications here for a while.

I have also begun a blog, details below, as a part of my course, and will continue with my lovely groups and classes at the Clay Factory; in the mean-time----very excited to be in the Devon Guild this Christmas

Selected to show at The Devon guild, Bovey Tracey,' Make17' November 2017/ January 2018

Red Pod Arts, "Making a Scene", The Clay Factory, Ivybridge, October 17

Selected to show with WestCountry Potters Association, Bovey International Craft Fair, June 2017

Wild, Summer Sculpture Show at The Mythic Garden, Stone Lane Gardens, Chagford, Devon, June-October 2017

Exhibiting at Heather Jansch Open Gardens, May, August 2017, and at Heather Jansch Open Studios, part of Devon Artist Network Open Studios September 2017

The Leach Gallery, St Ives, PCA Alumni Exhibition, January

Selected to show at The Thelma Hulbert Gallery, Honiton, Devon, as part of their Present Makers winter show,
November 16--January 17

Open Studio event at Red Pod Artists Studios, The Clay Factory, Ivybridge, Decmeber 3rd. 2016

A selection has been chosen to exhibit at TENT, London Design Week, September 2016

Awarded Coombe Futures Prize 2016, Coombefarmstudios Residency

2017Best in Summer Show, PAC, 2016

Brownstone Gallery, Modbury, Selection from Degree show 2016

Gaia Spa, Boringdon Hall, Plympton, August-October 2016

Stone Lane Gardens Summer Sculpture Show 2016

Link Corridor PCA, Plymouth, Easter 2015

Stone Lane Summer Sculpture Show 2015

Workshops, classes and open access in the studio available now, contact details below