Kate O'Kelly

The Original Spode Factory Site



Kate O’Kelly, a former BCB artist in residence, and now Designer in Residence with the Industrial Design Department at the National College of Art and Design, Ireland has received an award from the Design and Crafts Council of Ireland to present a small showcase of her  work and from her newly formed collective of ceramic artists as an Irish presence in this year’s festival.

Kate uses a combination of found objects and digitally produced forms, which are used as models for slip casting. Each piece is assembled using a number of the ceramic components. Combining traditional craft methods with industrial processes, the work embraces classical elements and modern features of design through both its style and technique.



Image: Kate O'Kelly © the artist