Katie Barton Ceramics.
For me, ceramics are all about how each piece feels in the hand; holding a handcrafted cup that fits perfectly in my hand is a joy. The beauty marks and differences found in the glaze that makes each item unique and special. It was so great to discover local ceramicist Katie Barton at Charleston House makers fair last year, I fell in love with her designs and the colours she uses.
Graduating in 2017 from the University of Brighton with an MDes in 3D Design and Craft; Katie specialised in ceramics, specifically throwing and mould making. KB Ceramics is inspired by Katie's love of the outdoors from being a keen falconer and forager. Always seen with pockets full of foraged goods.
Katie has now converted her old aviary into a ceramic studio. Forever being inspired by the birds of prey. Now she spends most of her spare time throwing on the potter's wheel making a variety of tableware and homeware.
Each piece is handmade and although they may be batch made, each piece is uniquely shaped and decorated. Katie's ceramics are decorated with stoneware glazes and oxides to give an earthier tone and durable usage. Using elements from the outdoors and foraging Katie creates brushes and tools for mark making; helping to create unique brush strokes and patterns on the tableware.
The earthy tones create a warmth and cosiness to them, just like cradling your favourite cup full of tea during the colder evenings.
You can discover Katie’s collection in store at Studio 50 throughout the month of May and Katie will be in residence on Saturday 13th May making so you’ll have the pleasure of seeing her crafting.