Kate Malone is one of the UK’s leading ceramic artists with an illustrious career spanning thirty years.

She has developed an unmistakable and highly regarded style, evidenced by her unique, hand-made pots and intricately ornamented sculptures.

Observations of nature, particularly its fruits, nuts and berries are the overriding influence in Kate’s work. In addition to her exploration of nature, Kate has spent her career pioneering glazing techniques via research and experimentation in the chemistry of glazing. The sophistication of her glazes has led to some interesting collaborations with prominent architects and designers, working on inspiring public art projects in hospitals, schools, parks and libraries.

Kate Malone’s first encounter was at school aged 14. She describes this as a ‘eureka moment’ of discovery as she was instantly fascinated and drawn to this extraordinary material.

Kate has always endeavoured to make her artwork accessible to enthusiasts of all levels and dedicates much of her time to sharing her skills and expertise. She frequently visits schools and her work has been studied as part of the National Curriculum for Art over many years. She is also a regular contributor at specialist art events, and a judge on BBC2’s The Great Pottery Throw Down.

Most recently, Kate had a solo exhibition at Waddesdon Manor in 2016, Inspired by Waddesdon. Drawing on the archives, architecture, collections, textiles, and gardens of the estate, Kate created a body of work rich in detail and showcasing her technical skill, and which delighted tens of thousands of visitors to the exhibition.

She lives with her husband and daughter in North London where she also has her studio.

“In my own ceramic artwork I am inspired by the optimism and joy in nature. My highly-coloured, natural forms brim with a sense of growth and abundance and aim to communicate the ‘Life Force’ to the viewer.”


2016      Kate Malone: Inspired by Waddesdon, Waddesdon Manor, Aylesbury
2014      Kate Malone: A Celebration of Clay, Lobby, One Canada Wharf, London
2010      Kate Malone New Work, Robilant + Voena Gallery, London
2005      Next to Nature, Blackwell, The Arts & Crafts House, Bowness-on-Windermere
2002/3     Ceramic Rooms – At Home with Kate Malone and Edmund de Waal, Geffrye Museum, London
2000      Nuts & Berries, Dover Street Gallery, London
2000      Fruits of the Earth, The Orangery, London
1998-2000      The Allotment, Touring Solo Exhibition, Midlands Arts Centre,
1998-2000      Birmingham, Ruthin Craft Centre Gallery, Brewery Arts, Cirencester,
1998-2000      Gainsborough’s House, Sudbury, Suffolk, Towneley Hall Art Gallery & Museums, Burnley, Bristol City Museum & Art Gallery, Worcester City, Art Gallery & Museum, Hove Museum & Art Gallery, Aberystwyth Arts Centre, The Economist Building, London (catalogue) 1998
1997      Kate Malone, Fruits of the Imagination, Dover Street Gallery, London
1995      The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh
1994      Fruits of the Earth and Sea, Manchester City Art Gallery, Manchester
1992      Osiris Gallery, Brussels, Belgium
1990      Deep Sea, House and Garden, Nassau, Bahamas
1990      Fruits de la Mer, The Orangery, London
1988      Fruits de La Mer, The Orangery, London