KATE SCHURICHT

ABOUT

Kate Schuricht is an established British ceramic artist and a selected member of the The Craft Potters Association.

She studied Three-Dimensional Design at the University of Brighton, graduating in 1996. After an International ceramic residency in Japan, Kate set up her first studio in London. She has completed commissions for private and public collections, including British Airways, the British Embassy in St Petersburg, Craftspace and Cowley Manor, with a major show at Blackwell in Cumbria.

Her largest artwork to date was commissioned by the Director of the Ibaraki Museum in Japan and comprised 6 installations of over 150 pieces which were presented at the Cheongyu International Craft Biennale in Korea.

Kate is also a selected member of the Craft Potters Association, The Rye Society of Artists and The Sussex Guild. Her ceramics are collected worldwide and feature in a wide range of printed publications. She also runs masterclasses and one-to-one workshops from her current studio on the Kent and East Sussex border.

 

 “I love what you do, your pottery is exquisite, and the colours are sublime.”

About the work

“I’m fascinated by taking a soft, fluid material and transforming it into a solid piece, layered with colour and imprinted with the process of firing. We can hold it in our hands and feel it’s strength, yet at the same time, know its fragility. To me, this is somehow a parallel with our human condition.”

Kate’s ceramics are renowned for their distinctive sculptural qualities, often comprising a series of repeated forms or collections. The passage of time and the ability of familiar objects to connect us with our past are continual sources of inspiration for her work in clay.

Her collections of jugs, tapered vessels and containers are conceived as small-scale installations. Wood, stone and metallic lustres are used in combination with the ceramic pieces to create a sense of balance and harmony. Applying glaze like layers of fabric to partly wrap the ceramics, Kate highlights the surface qualities of each piece, creating a subtle interplay between light and dark.

Exhibitions

2024 16th & 17th November 2024, Art In Clay Farnham

2024 13th -15th September, Ceramics In The City, Museum of the Home, London E2

June 2024 South East Open Studios with painter Karen Birchwood, Tenterden, Kent

2024 Rye Society of Artists Spring Show at Rye Art Gallery

2024 Spring Craft Collection, New Ashgate Gallery, Farnham until 20th April

2023 Shifting Horizons, Padstow Gallery with landscape painter Karen Birchwood

2023 Ceramics in The City, Museum of The Home, London

2022 Raku, Contemporary Ceramics, London with book launch Art In Clay, Farnham

2021 Window Showcase, Greenfinch, Ticehurst

2020 Stand by Me, Craft Centre & Design Gallery, Leeds

2019 Where the Light Dances, Joint Exhibition, Padstow Gallery

2018 Rye Society of Artists Summer Exhibition, Rye, East Sussex

2018 De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill with the Sussex Guild Show

2017 A Collective View, West End House Gallery, Smarden, Kent

2016 Solo Showcase, new Ashgate Gallery, Farnham

2016 Ceramic Art London, Central St Martin’s School of Art

2015 to 2017 London Art Fair with Merville Galleries

2015 Art in Clay, Hatfield House

2014 Barcelona & Cologne International Art Fairs with Art Nou Millenni Ceramic Art London, Royal College of Art
London Art Fair with Wolseley Fine Arts

2013 Cheongju International Craft Biennale, Korea
Living with Ceramics, Gallery at Talbot House, London Thackeray Gallery, London 45
th Anniversary Exhibition

2012 Ceramic Art London, Royal college of Arts Joanna Bird at Colefax & Fowler, London

2010 Fusion, Bir Nokta Gallery, Istanbul

2009 British Council, India
British Studio Pottery, Monnow Valley Arts Centre

2008 Juxtapositions, Blackwell, Cumbria Crafted, Winchester Discovery Centre

2007 Solo Showcase, Craft Centre & design Gallery, Leeds

2003 Carlin Gallery, Paris

2002 British Design Exhibition, Gump’s, San Francisco

2000 Coming to Our Senses, Craftspace (3-year National tour)

1999/2000 British Craft Exhibition, New York, Crafts Council

1998-2004 Showcases in Crafts Council, Islington and V&A Museum

1996-2005 Cockpit Art Open Studios, London

Publications

The Mold Making Manual – The Art of Models, Molds, and Slip Cast Ceramics, USA by Jonathan Kaplan, March 2024

Ceramic Review March/April 2022 –Article featuring Raku book & exhibition

Contemporary Raku- Stephen Murfitt, January 2022

Ceramics Monthly, USA for exhibition Stand by Me, Craft Centre, Leeds 2020

Zone One Arts, Australia – Interview and online article, May 2020

The Ceramics Book – Third Edition, Feb 2012

Handmade In Britain – Piyush Suri, Publ. Vivays Oct 2011

Ceramics, Tools & Techniques for the Contemporary Maker – Louisa Taylor, Rotovision, Aug 2011

Handbuilding Pottery Masterclass, J Warshaw 2010 Anness Publ

Creative Journeys- Article for Ceramic Review, 2008

Ceramics and Mixed Media – A & C Black, 2006

British Studio Potters Mark – Second Edition’ A & C Black, 2005

Short Film for BBC South, 2004

The Complete Practical Potter – Anness Publishing, 1999

Buyers Guide to Contemporary Ceramics – Crafts Council, 1999

Raku: Investigations into Fire – David Jones, 1999

Flowers, Design, Philosophy – by Jane Packer, 1999

Collections & Commissions

2024 Seven sets of ceramics commissioned for O&A architect designed house, London

Private Commission for set of 10 raku jugs, London / India

Private Commission for ‘Revelation – Upright’, London

CICB 2013, 6 installations commissioned by Mr Kaneko, Director of The Ceramic Art Museum, Ibaraki, Japan

Studio Ilse commission for a Private Residence, Kensington Palace Gardens, London

Permanent Collection, British Embassy Showcase, St Petersburg

Cowley Manor, The Cotswolds

Permanent Collection at The Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool

British Airways collection, VIP Lounge, Heathrow Airport

Interactive ceramic & glass sensory installation commissioned by Craftspace for ‘Coming to Our Senses’ (3 year tour)

Revelations in clay by Kate Schuricht