Kate Schuricht studied Three Dimensional Design, specialising in Ceramics at the University of Brighton. After graduating, she was selected for an international ceramic residency in Japan, where she worked alongside established Japanese, Korean and American artists. On her return, Kate established her business at Cockpit Arts, London in 1996 where she worked for nearly 10 years. Kate currently has her studio in Kent.
Inspired by connections to the past and the passage of time, Kate's collection of boxes, jugs, vessels and containers explore the relationship between internal and external space.
Her ceramics are conceived as small scale installations. Unique tonal effects come from applying layers of glaze, creating textures that compel us to touch the surface and connect with each piece individually. In contrast, wood, slate and precious metals add balance and harmony to the ceramics, accentuating the interplay between light and dark.
Kate Schuricht’s raku and stoneware ceramics have been exhibited both nationally and internationally since 1996 with a major show at Blackwell in 2008. She has completed commissions for private and public collections, including British Airways, the British Embassy in St Petersburg, The Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool and Cowley Manor.
“Containers that are permanently bound appear protective, while intimate groupings evoke an underlying sense of unity - capturing fragments of conversations or fleeting human connections”