Kate Malone

Kate Malone

Ceramic Artist & TV Judge

Agent: Craig Latto

Kate Malone has studios in London and France and has become one of Britain's most well known and generous of ceramic artists. She can be seen as a judge on BBC2's hugely popular series The Great Pottery Throwdown. Her work is often inspired by exotic travels, the growth patterns and ripeness of nature. Using strong colours and sumptuous crystalline glazes, her work communicates a feel-good factor through optimistic cladding of her forms with abundant sculptural details.

Kate studied at the Royal College of Art and is the Director of Balls Pond Studio Limited.

  • She works with ceramics in three main areas:
  • Hand-making studio ceramics.
  • Researching high fire glazes, with the largest studio archive in the UK and one of the largest artist studio kilns in the UK.
  • Public and commercial art for civic and private interiors and exteriors.

Kate's work is represented in major important private collections and in 40 public collections worldwide including the V&A museum, LACMA USA, Sèvres Museum France, The British Council Collection and some 20 museums.

Her numerous exhibitions have included a touring show of the UK, solo shows in Robilant+Voena (Dover St, London), Canary Wharf (London); various mixed shows in USA, Japan, India and Europe.

Kate has completed large scale commissions for hospitals, parks, schools, libraries and private buildings; most recently the John Hopkins Hospital (Baltimore USA), Royal Jubilee Library (Brighton), American Express new offices (Brighton). In 2015 she completed a full 1,000 square metre ceramic crystalline façade of EPR Architects designed building on the corner of Savile Row and Conduit Street, Mayfair.

“My objective is to place ceramics in the built environment – because I love it. I believe strongly in its integrity as a material and that it enhances a community on many levels physical and spiritual. Making a range of scale from egg cups to swimming pools and building façades; 30 years experience making increasingly large scale public projects in ceramics and bronze, has given me a realistic outlook as to possibilities, an awareness of the needs of an urban community and of a mixed audience. It is for this reason that I am very interested to look at the Reimagining Mayfair project.” — Kate Malone.

“Since the late 1980s when she graduated from the Royal College of Art, Kate Malone has made a huge impact on the British ceramics scene with her use of shapes inspired by all forms of nature and extraordinary glazes using bright vibrant colours, often with crystalline surfaces. Her work appeals to collectors of all ages with widely ranging personal interests and has entered collections across the globe.” — Principal Art Dealer Adrian Sassoon.

Kate Malone

TV Credits

  • The Great Pottery Throw Down - BBC2