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Kathryn Parsons

Intricate hand modelled porcelain, miniature mixed media sculptures and delicate eco-prints, inspired by our local wildflowers, lichen and fungi.  Demonstrations and a warm welcome to my garden studio.


About Kathryn…

I am a visual story teller and mixed media artist.  I create intricate hand-modelled sculptures that weave together tales of people, places and the natural world.

It is the small details of nature that inspire me. I love hunting for lichen in our local woodlands and shells on a beach. To me these feel like treasures, and I find myself wanting to share their stories through sculpture.

I choose the materials depending on the story I’m telling; from porcelain plants to wildflower shoes made of sugar. Hand modelled porcelain is currently at the heart of my work.  I enjoy the challenge of modelling this tricky clay with simple tools, and porcelain’s preciousness, fragility and strength say something of how I see the natural world.  Whatever the material, each sculpture is created by hand, each one is unique, each one is a treasure.


Exhibitions, Events & Workshops…

My work has been exhibited at The Victoria and Albert Museum, The National Centre for Craft & Design (solo and group exhibitions), City Gallery Peterborough, and as site specific interventions at Burghley House, John Clare Cottage, Northampton Museum and Derby Museum.  Please see my website for more information about exhibitions, events and workshops.  You can sign up for occasional newsletters here (and unsubscribe at any time).


To see more or get in touch…

Visit my websiteTwitter, Facebook and Instagram.


Images on the site are copyright of the artist.

Open days

Saturday 6th July 2019 (12-5:30pm)
Sunday 7th July 2019 (12-5:30pm)
Sunday 14th July 2019 (12-5:30pm)

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Exhibitions 2019

porcelain Kathryn Parsons

“Helpstone September” vintage pot, porcelain & moss

Open Upp Art, Uppingham, Rutland
Saturday 2nd –  Saturday 23rd March 2019
Open Upp Art is a pop-up gallery in the beautiful market town of Uppingham.  There is work by over 40 selected artists, designers and makers, including several members of Peterborough Artists Open Studios.

Open Monday – Saturday, 11am – 6pm
8 Ayston Road, Uppingham, Rutland, LE15 9RL.
For further details see Kathryn’s website or email



In 2018, I was part of the University of Leicester’s “Brief Encounters” project for British Science Week.  Working with their scientific glass blower, Gayle Price, I created a collection of miniature micro-fungi, inspired by the ones that are used in research at the University… they were exhibited in the Newark Houses Museum, Leicester.  You can find out more on my website.


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