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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

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Exhibitions 2019

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 openuppart@gmail.com

 

Langdyke Countryside Trust Anniversary Celebrations
28th & 29th June 2019 at Torpel Manor Field and Etton-Maxey Nature Reserves
See www.langdyke.org.uk for details

 

Peterborough Artists Open Studios
6th, 7th & 14th June 2019
All warm welcome to my studio! Venue 28 in the brochure.

 

John Clare Festival in Helpston, Peterborough,
13th July, 10am – 4pm 
Kathryn will be running a free drop-in workshop as part of the Langdyke Stories project, at this popular festival celebrating the life of poet John Clare.  #peterboroughtogether

 

John Clare Cottage Craft Fair
Saturday 3rd August 2019
11am – 4pm
At John Clare Cottage, Woodgate, Helpston, Peterborough
Cambs, PE6 7ED

 

Langdyke Stories Celebration & Annual Meeting
13th September 2019
in Castor, nr. Peterborough – more details soon

 

 

2018

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.


News

Diary date: PAOS Affordable Art Fair: Saturday 23 November

Following the success of the Peterborough Artists’ Open Studios’ (PAOS) Affordable Art Fair in 2018, we are delighted to announce More

Our sanctuary in space

Peterborough Cathedral holds the Earth: Residents can see the Earth like never before at Peterborough Cathedral after an art installation More

PAOS 2019 competition winner

Congratulations and well done to Carolyn Cullum from Bourne who won £100 to spend with the artist(s) of her choice More

Pete Hayward: A sad loss to the PAOS art community

On Thursday 1st November 2018, one of our members, Pete Hayward, sadly passed away following a short illness.   Pete More

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