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Cathy Miles

1979 born in Basingstoke, UK
2001-03 London Guildhall University
M.A. Silversmithing, Jewellery and Allied Crafts
1998-2001 London Guildhall University
B.A. (hons) Silversmithing, Jewellery and Allied Crafts
2006 Set up studio in Birmingham.

"I was trapped on the tip of Southend pier with an elderly man called Dave, (an eccentric yet morbid local) when I started to drift in to the eccentric world which my current work revolves in. As Dave went into his personal problems in grave detail, (death of budgie, stomach ailments etc.), in desperation I began to stare at the little ringed plovers and imagine their conversations and complaints. I came to the conclusion that they were just like us with their grumbles and gripes, bad habits, love interests and attention seeking behaviour..."

Cathy draws the world as she sees it through a concoction of found objects and wire creating three-dimensional drawings. Her sculptures explore narratives of the everyday varying in scale from small intimate pieces to large public art commissions.

Wire drawing / spot welding, using iron and found materials
6cm x 4cm
photographer: Simon Winnall

Selected Recent Exhibitions

2008 'Things Beastly', Flow Gallery, London
'Artistic Toys' Handwerk Gallery, Munich
'Tea's Up', curated by David Clarke, Contemporary Applied Arts
'In response to?' With Helen Carnac, David Clarke, Simone ten Hompel, Asato Kamiyama, Lin Cheung & Hans Stofer. Munich, Germany
'Wish List', Contemporary Applied Arts, London
'All I want for Christmas', The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh
2007 'Containing Craft', Crafts Council V&A showcase, London
Origin: The London Craft Fair, Somerset House
2006 'Folk Art and Fairy Tales' Oriel Davies, Newtown (touring)
'Everyday' curated by Simone ten Hompel, Flow Gallery, London (touring)
'SOFA Chicago' with the Bluecoat Display Centre, Chicago
2005 'Follow Me', Kath Libbert Jewellery, Saltaire
'Plastic Surgery', Bluecoat Display Centre
'Artist in the Spotlight', The Grace Barrand Design Centre, Surrey
'SOFA Chicago' with the Bluecoat Display Centre, Chicago
2004 'Wish you were here', Crafts Council Shop at the V&A, London
2003 'Fresh', Kath Libbert Jewellery, Saltaire
'Moving Dialogue', (touring) Unit 2 Gallery, London


2007 St Bart's Children Ward Hospital Commission, London
Teaset on tea tray for the Holding10 project
2006 Outside hoarding. Bluecoat Display Centre, Liverpool
2004 Triptych of large interior panels. Cotswold Water Park Gateway Centre

Public Collections

University Hospitals, Cleveland, Ohio


Contemporary Applied Arts.
assorted baby garden birds
Wire drawing / spot welding, using iron and found materials
4cm x 3cm
photographer: Simon Winnall
Stone Curlew
Wire drawing / spot welding, using iron and found materials
35cm x 25cm
photographer: Cathy Miles


2008 Gestetner Prize for Metal, presented at Origin. The London Craft Fair
2006-07 Longhouse Action Research Commission, Multistory, W. Midlands
2004-06 Crafts Council NextMove residency at Liverpool Hope University

Publications / Selected Press

2009 'Sculpting in Wire' by Cathy Miles, published by A&C Black, due for release in May 2009
2008 Longhouse action research publication
2008 featured in 'How to spend it' section, Financial Times
2007 The Everyday' CD catalogue to go with exhibition
2007 'Folk Art and Fairy Tales' exhibition catalogue
2007 'Emporium', Country Living Magazine
2006 'Follow Me' a DVD documenting my making processes to go alongside exhibition.
2006 'Review: Origin and Goldsmiths Hall', J-Dex Magazine
2006 'Lets start at the beginning' Crafts
2006 'Mad as a hatter', Telegraph Magazine
2005 'Lookout' Crafts
2004 back page of Design Week
2004 'Shortform' Crafts