2018 by blue tree gallery

23 Bootham, York, North Yorkshire, UK, YO30 7BW.

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Kath Cooper

'I first worked with clay at secondary school and knew this was going to be a life-long passion. I gained a BA Hons Degree in Three-dimensional Design – Ceramics from Cardiff Art College in 1990 and have been involved in Ceramics in some way ever since. I worked for five years at Prinknash Pottery and gained experience in various production techniques. After that, I went on to teach adult pottery classes for eight years and worked as a pottery and art technician in colleges and schools. I also ran ceramic sessions in school Art Weeks, including a large mural project.

I am still involved in teaching pottery to brain injury survivors at Headway, Gloucestershire. Alongside all of this, I have made my own work from my studio at home. I have explored many techniques over the years including burnishing and smoke firing, raku glaze resist, throwing and traditional slip-trailing. At present, I work in white earthenware and coloured slips and hand draw my designs using scraffito. I also use my own handmade ceramic stamps to make impressed designs into the soft clay.'