Designer Katie Almond is inspired by nostalgia, paper ephemera, vintage textiles and a love of drawing. She has always been fascinated by objects that have a history. Katie sees each piece of her work as a canvas for decoration and collage, as she combines her drawings with found, vintage ephemera.
Nostalgic themes that Katie constantly revisits in her work are afternoon tea, the seaside, gardening, and her love of traditional blue and white pottery. The porcelain pieces Katie create are unique, one-offs produced using a variety of slip casting and hand-building techniques. All incorporate her own drawings with found nostalgic imagery, by using both hand painting and transfers. Many pieces have the added opulence of gold luster.
Since setting up her studio in 2009 Katie has exhibited throughout the UK and her work has been featured in magazines such as Period Living, Essential Living and Homes & Antiques.
Katie’s work places a contemporary twist on an old technique of getting imagery onto ceramic. By taking the time to play with known techniques she has developed her own distinctive voice through her pieces.
Katie Almond is one of Design-Nation’ Fellows.