Kate Malone Exhibits Her Works At Art Miami

By  //  December 11, 2012


Space Coast Daily.com traveled to ART MIAMI to interview world-famous ceramist Kate Malone from London England.

DADE COUNTY • MIAMI, FLORIDA  —  Internationally acclaimed ceramist Kate Malone traveled to Miami, Florida from her studio in London, England with her many beautiful creations to exhibit her world-class works of art at the annual ART MIAMI festival.

Kate Malone is a world-class ceramist from London, England. (SpaceCoastDaily.com image)

Ceramist Kate Malone makes beautifully constructed, glowing pots, often in complex shapes based on natural forms such as fruit or seeds.

A real hands-on potter, Malone says she is “addicted to making” and describes herself as “a doer not a thinker.”

Although her pots have been exhibited in museums and galleries throughout the UK, USA and Europe, Malone doesn’t make any grandiose claims for them.

“I am happy for my pieces to be considered decorative art or craft – in fact I love the word craft as that’s a huge part of what I do,” said Malone.

About Art Miami

Known as Miami’s premier anchor fair, Art Miami kicks off the opening day of Art Week — the first week of December when thousands of collectors, dealers, curators, and artists descend upon Miami.

World-famous for its stylish gallery-like decor, its outstanding quality and extraordinary variety, Art Miami showcases the best in modern and contemporary art from more than 125 international art galleries.

Art Miami maintains a preeminent position in America’s contemporary art fair market.

With a rich history, it is the original and longest-running contemporary art fair in Miami and continues to receive praise for the variety of unparalleled art that it offers.

It is the “can’t miss” event for all serious collectors, curators, museum directors, and interior designers providing an intimate look at some of the most important work at the forefront of the international contemporary art movement.

The fair began on December 4,  with Art Miami’s highly anticipated Opening Night VIP Preview.

Last year, Art Miami attracted 8,000 collectors, curators, artists, connoisseurs, and designers during its Opening Night and 55,000 attendees over a six-day period.

The combined exhibition space increased the overall roster of galleries to 150 participants and cover 200,000 square feet.

About Kate Malone – Excerpt  from British Council of Visual Arts

Kate Malone was born in London, England and studied at Bristol Polytechnic and the Royal College of Art.

Kate Malone gets much of her inspiration for her works of art from nature. (SpaceCoastDaily.com image)

After graduating, Malone set up a studio in London and subsequently acquired a studio in the country.

Malone is concerned with organic forms and her work is strongly sculptural.

Malone’s pots take on the forms of vessels and although her works look as though they should function, that is not their prime motivation for Malone sees herself as a ‘maker of decorative objects’.

Malone’s shapes – gourds, pumpkins, pineapples and the like – are drawn from nature and celebrate fecundity.

Malone works with T material clay which is more often associated with industrial ceramics; this material is white and renders her glazes bright.

Kate Malone – pumpkin (SpaceCoastDaily.com image)

She has a number of basic forms which begin as a coiled piece and are then, as she describes, “dressed, like people wearing different coats” with additions of press molds and modelling on the surface.

Malone uses a bright and vibrant palette that gives her works a strong visual impact.

The interior glazes are applied with a slip trailer and swilled around, and the exterior painted with big brushes.

The crystals are held in the glaze in suspension, the rising and lowering of temperatures in the kiln causes the crystals to grow in much the same way as they do in nature.

Crystalline glazes are notoriously difficult to handle but they have a unique and uncontrollable beauty as they flow and collect making the opening of the kiln ‘like unwrapping a present’.

Some of Kate Malone’s Solo Exhibitions :

1988 – Fruits de Mer – The Orangery, Holland Park, London
1989 – Deep Sea – House and garden, Nassau, Bahamas
1990 – Fruits of the Sea II – The Orangery, Holland Park, London
1990 – Solo Exhibition – Aberystwyth Arts centre, Aberystwyth, Wales
1992 – Solo exhibition, Osiris Gallery, Brussels, Belgium
1993 – Fruits of the Earth – The Orangery, Holland Park, London
1994 – Fruits of the Earth and the Sea: Ceramics by Kate Malone – Manchester City Art Galleries, Manchester

Kate Malone (SpaceCoastDaily.com image)

1995 – Kate Malone, New Ceramics – The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland
1995 – Kate Malone Ceramics – Vincent Gallery, Exeter, Devon
1997 – Fruits of the Imagination – Dover Street Gallery, London
1998 – The Allotment – Midland Arts Centre, Birmingham, followed by National tour to eleven venues from 1998 -2000
2002 – Nuts and Berries, Dover Street Gallery, London
2002 – 03 At Home With Kate Malone and Enmund De Waal, the Geffrye Museum, London.
2005 – Solo show at Blackwell House, the Lake Districk. UK.
2007 – A Natural Obsession. (duo show with Junko Mori) Welbeck Abbey. Worksop, Nr Nottingham

Kate Malone’s Selected Group Exhibitions and Fairs:

1987 – Royal College of Art Retrospective – Kyoto, Japan
1988 – Munich Art Fair, Munich Germany
1988 – Sotheby’s Decorative Arts Exhibition – Sotheby’s London
1988 – Out of Clay – Works in Clay by Artists, Potters and Sculptors – Manchester City Art Galleries, Manchester
1989 – British Craft – Ceramic Studio, Vienna, Austria
1989 – British Craft – Toronto, Canada
1992 – The Furnished Landscape, Crafts Council, London
1992 – Balls Pond Studio Summer Exhibition – The Economist Building, London
1993 – Crystalline Ceramics: experiments with Glazes by 20th Century Potters – Manchester City Art Galleries, Manchester
1993 – The High Table – Craftspace Touring Exhibition, UK
1994 – A New Century in design – Tokyo Metropolitan Teien Art Museum, and Japanese Tour
1994 – International Ceramics Fair – Adrian Sassoon, Park Lane Hotel, London
1995 – Out of this World – Crafts Council, London
1995 – British Contemporary Ceramics and Glass – New York, USA
1995 – International Ceramics Fair – Adrian Sassoon, Park Lane Hotel, London
1996 – SOFA Chicago, Adrian Sassoon, Chicago, USA
1996 – Living at Belsay – Belsay Hall, Northern Arts/English Heritage, Northumberland
1997 – ART 97 – Adrian Sassoon, Business Design Centre, London
1997 – Miami Arts Fair, Adrian Sassoon, Miami USA
1997 – International Ceramics Fair – Adrian Sassoon, Park Lane Hotel, London
1997 – Animal, Vegetable, Mineral – Drumcroon Art Education centre, Wigan
1997 – Time for Tea – The British Council, International Touring Exhibition
1998 – ART 98 – Adrian Sassoon, Business Design Centre, London
1998 – Spirit of the Times – The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle, County Durham
1998 – International Ceramics Fair – Adrian Sassoon, Park Lane Hotel, London
1998 – Fine Arts and Antiques Fair, Adrian Sassoon, Olympia, London
1998 – Working from the Collection – Ipswich Museum, Ipswich, Suffolk
1999 – ART 99 – Adrian Sassoon, Business Design Centre, London
1999 – International 20th Century Arts Fair – Adrian Sassoon, New York
1999 – International Ceramics Fair – Adrian Sassoon, Park Lane Hotel, London
1999 – Fine Arts and Antiques Fair, Adrian Sassoon, Olympia, London
1999 – Westerwald Preis – Germany
2000 – International 20th Century Arts Fair – Adrian Sassoon, New York
2000 – European Ceramic Masters – Steninge Slott Palace, Sweden
2000 – International Ceramics Fair – Adrian Sassoon, Park Lane Hotel, London
2000 – ART 2000 – Adrian Sassoon, Business Design Centre, London
2000 – Dish of the Day; Contemporary British Ceramics and Glass – The British Council, International Touring Exhibition
2001 – Home Sweet Home: Contemporary British Design for the Home – The British Council, International Touring Exhibition
2001 – British Ceramics – Galerie Norby, Copenhagen, Denmark
2001 – International Art and Design Fair, Adrian Sassoon, New York
2001 – British Ceramics – Mark Grainer, Philadelphia, USA
2002 – ART 2002, Adrian Sassoon, London
2002 – Ceramic Rooms: At Home with Kate Malone and Edmund de Waal – Geffrye Museum, London
2002 – International Art Fair – Adrian Sassoon, Grosvenor House, London
2002 – Art and Design Fair – 7th Regiment Armoury, New York City, Adrian Sassoon
2002-3 – The Golden Age of Ceramics – Fifty Years of Pivotal Ceramicists, Red Gallery, Southsea, Portsmouth

Kate Malone’s Large Scale Works and Public Commissions:

1987 – Large Wall Panel – Hydrotherapy Pools, Southampton General hospital
1989 – Four large Wall Panels – Quintessence Restaurant, London
1990 – Serving platters, dishes, water jugs, fish tank accessories – Otaru Maritimo Hotel, Japan (now closed) Architect Nigel Coates
1990 – Wall panels and Tabletops – La Gaulette Seafood Restaurant, London (now closed)
1991 – Life Pours Forth, courtyard fountain – Homerton Hospital, Hackney, London
1991– Rise and Shine Magic Fish water sculptures – Lea Valley Park, Hackney Marshes, London
1992 – The Leaf of Life, wall sculpture, clock and wall lights – HIV and Drug Dependency Unit, West Middlesex University Hospital, Twickenham, Middlesex
1993 – Bath for Birds – Chapel Allerton Hospital Leeds
1994 – Bronze Drinking Fountain – Castle Park, Bristol
1994 – Queen Pineapple – Manchester City Art Galleries, Manchester
1995 – Bronze Herb Garden Fountain – Geffrye Museum, London
1996 – Swim Fishes, Swim, courtyard fountain – Children’s Oncology Ward, Royal Devon and Exeter General Hospital, Exeter
1997 – Four Large Pots for two Caribbean Cruise Liners – commissioned by London Contemporary Arts
1998 – Time For Tea, large clock – Bentalls Shopping Centre, Kingston–upon-Thames, Surrey
1999 – Pineapple atop the Binks Building, Northern Quarter, Manchester
2000 – Bronze Millennium Fountain – Greenwich Park, Greenwich, london
2001 – Undersea garden, children’s seats and courtyard ornaments – Children’s Oncology Ward, Royal Devon and Exeter General Hospital, Exeter
2001 – Mother and Daughter Pots of Symbols – The Old Bailey Consortium, London
2003-4 A large installation for a new children’s library, Brighton.

Kate Malone’s Selected Articles, Reviews and Catalogues:

Sarah Charles, ‘Deeply Alluring’ The Observer, 1 February 1987
Tanya Harrod, ‘Kate Malone – Potter of the New Spirit’, Ceramic Review, July/August 1987
Pamela Johnson, ‘Sub Aquatic Ceramics’, Crafts, September/October 1988
Abigail Frost, ‘Fruits de Mer’, Exhibition Review, Arts Reviews, September 1989
Emmanuel Cooper, ‘Kate Malone’, Ceramic Series, no. 38, Aberystwyth Art Centre, December 1989
Kate Malone, ‘Fruits of the Earth’, Ceramic Review, September/October 1993
Nicole Swengley, ‘Castle Park’, Crafts, November/December 1993
Lesley Jackson, ed., Fruits of the Earth and Sea – Ceramics by Kate Malone, Manchester City Art Galleries, Manchester 1994
Pamela Johnson, ‘Fruits of the Earth’ Exhibition Review, Crafts, January/February 1994
Paul Vincent, ‘Views on Recent Shows’, Studiopottery, October/November 1994
Alison Goddard, ‘Crystal Glaze’, New Scientist, July 1995
Will Levi Marshal, Exhibition Review, Ceramic Review, July/August 1995
‘Crystalline Alchemy’ Ceramic Review, March/April 1997
Exhibition Review, Crafts, June/July 1997
Exhibition Review, Crafts, October/November 1997
MAC, The Allotment – New Ceramics by Kate Malone, Midland Arts Centre, Birmingham, 1998
Lesley Jackson, ‘Sharp Urban Potters’, The Independent, 13 November 1998
Lesley Jackson, ‘This and That’ The Guardian, (Space Supplement), 2 November 1998
Lesley Jackson, ‘The Allotment’ Exhibition Review, Crafts, January/February 1999
‘The Allotment’ Exhibition Review, Ceramic Review, February/March 1999
Anatol Orient, ‘Shake Rattle and Roll’, Ceramic Review, November/December 1999
Red Gallery, Southsea, ‘The Golden Age of Ceramicists’- 50 Years of Pivotal Ceramicists, catalogue, May 2002
Geffrye Museum, exhibition catalogue, ‘Ceramic Rooms’ September 2002

Kate Malone’s Selected Bibliography:

Garth Clark, The Potters Art – A Complete History of Pottery in Britain, Phaidon, London 1995
Jo Connell, The Potters Guide to Ceramic Surfaces, Krause Books, Iola, Wisconsin, Canada 2002
Edmund de Waal, Ceramic Design Sourcebook, New Holland, London 1999
Neil French, The Potters Directory of Shape and Form, A&C Black, London 1998
Tanya Harrod, The Crafts in Britain in the 20th Century, Yale University Press, New Haven, 2000
Jane Heath, The Furnished Landscape – Applied Art in Public Places, Bellow Publishing, London 1992
Peter Ilsley, Macro-Crystalline Glazes – The Challenge of Crystals, Crowood Press, Marlborough 1999
Jo Lauria, Colour and Fire – Defining Moments in Studio Ceramics, 1959-2000, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, 2000
Martina Margetts, International Crafts, Thames and Hudson, 1991
Stephen Murfitt, The Glaze Book, Krause Books, Iola, Wisconsin 2002
Charlotte Speight and John Toki, Hands in Clay, Mayfield Publishing, Mountain View, California, 1999
Josie Warshaw, The Complete Practical Potter, Lorenz Books, London, 1999

Kate Malone’s Public Collections:

The Arts Council, London
Ashmolean Museum, Oxford
Brighton Museum and Art Gallery
Bristol City Museum
British Council Touring Collections
Cleveland Arts Centre, Middlesborough
The Crafts Council, London
The Geffrye Museum, London
The International Museum of Folk Art, Santa Fe, New Mexico
Leeds City Art Gallery
The Los Angeles County Museum of Art, California
Manchester City Art Gallery
The Mint Museum of Ceramic Art, Charlotte, North Carolina
The Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Montreal
The Musée Nationale de Céramique, Sèvres
Museum of Ulster, Belfast
Norwich Castle Museum, Norfolk
Paisley Museum and Art Gallery, Scotland
Stoke on Trent Museum
The J. B. Speed Museum, Louisville, Kentucky
York City Art Gallery
The Victoria & Albert Museum, London

Contact Details:

Studio Address:
• Balls Pond Studio, 8b Culford Mews, Hackney, London, England, N1 4DX.

Email: kmaloneceramics@clara.co.uk

Availability: Principal Dealer: Adrian Sassoon 14 Rutland Gate London SW7 1BB