Find out more about Katie…
Katie Sanderson is an enamel artist. Here Katie tells us why she loves working with enamel:
“I find enamelling incredibly satisfying every single time a piece goes in the kiln I know once it’s out and cooling I will see a different result every time. I love how it can be at once incredibly unpredictable yet also an art form that with time and experience you can learn its patterns and tricks. Sometimes I feel like an alchemist and other times I am totally at its mercy unable to predict what the kiln will bring me, but enjoying that anticipation.
My inspirations are broad; a lot come from the natural world. I often pick up leaves stones or photograph flowers for their colours and textures, other times it comes from animals taking photos of snakes for their patterned bodies. But I’m always on the lookout, anything that provides a new combination of colour and texture draws me to it.
Enamelling is certainly an ancient art form; pieces are regularly unearthed by archaeologists. I hope my work respects the arts heritage but also brings it to a wider audience. Making its way into homes and jewellery that can be enjoyed every day.”
Find Katie on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter: @katiesenamelist
Katie is one of a selection of fabulous makers who will be showing their work as part of Let’s MAKE Christmas at the Museum and Art Gallery Shop from Saturday 17th October to Thursday 24th December 2020.
Click here to find out more, or drop in to find that special Christmas gift (shop open Tuesday-Saturday, 10.30am-4.30pm and Sunday, 12-4pm; closed Monday).
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