Katie Almond

Title 'Three Tier cake stand'
Year of origin 2013
Technique hand built and painted porcelain
Size 28cm high
Photographer Katie Almond
Title 'Blue bunting and cake medium jug'
Year of origin 2014
Technique Slip cast and hand-painted porcelain with decals
Size 12cm high
Photographer Katie Almond
Title 'Blue and white espresso cup and saucer'
Year of origin 2014
Technique hand built and painted porcelain
Size 5cm high
Photographer Katie Almond
Title 'Red heart cup and saucer'
Year of origin 2012
Technique Slip cast and hand-painted porcelain
Size 6.5cm high
Photographer Katie Almond

"I am a designer-maker based in my studio in Rutland since 2009. I produce ranges of porcelain jugs, cups and cake stands inspired by old paper ephemera, vintage textiles and afternoon tea. I hand-paint every piece and each is essentially a canvas for decoration, demonstrating my passion for drawing and colour. This ensures every piece is quirky, unique and evokes a sense of nostalgia. I supply my work through galleries and shops throughout the country and I also offer ceramic workshops locally. I have also undertaken freelance projects with UK card companies designing card ranges for Tigerprint and currently Paper Rose."

Katie Almond


BA (Hons) Design, De Montfort University, Leicester First class 2006-2009

Exhibitions (selected) 2013

'Make' Devon Guild of Craftsmen, Christmas exhibition November 16th-5th January 2014 'Inspire 2013' Christmas exhibition at Walford Mill crafts, Wimborne, Dorset, 2nd November -31st December 2013.

The Harley gallery Christmas market, November 2013. Retail.

Hereford Contemporary craft fair, 15th-17th November 2013. Retail.

Design factory showcase in the Textile Arts center, Manhatten, New York October 2013.

"St.Ives summer sensation" paintings and ceramics for a celebration of summer in St. Ives, Cornwall, 5th July- 31st August 2013, Porthminster gallery, St. Ives.

"A Cup of Tea and a Good Book" exhibition at Cambridge Contemporary crafts, September 7th – 29th 2013.

'Synchronise' collaboration exhibition at The National Centre for craft and design, Sleaford march 2013.

The Contemporary craft fair, Bovey Tracey June 2013. Retail.

The British craft trade fair, 7th-9th April. Trade show. 2012

‘Made by hand’, Tredegar house, Newport, 30th November-2nd December Retail selling event www.madebyhand-wales.co.uk

Hereford Contemporary craft fair, The Courtyard, Hereford, 16th-18th, November www.herefordshire.gov.uk/craftfair

The Great Northern contemporary craft fair GNCCF, 4th-7th October. Retail selling fair.

'Wordplay' exhibition at Jennifer Collier's Unit 12 gallery, Stafford, May-28th July.

Summer showcase at Cambridge Contemporary Crafts, June.

The Contemporary Craft Fair Bovey Tracey, Devon, June, Retail show.

The British Craft Trade Fair (BCTF) Trade show.

'The Collective' group exhibition at The Aitkins building, Creative Hinckley, March.

‘History makers’ RBSA gallery, January-April.

‘New Beginnings’ Porthminster gallery, St. Ives, Cornwall, February-March.


Feature award 2012 at Made by hand sponsored by Homes and Antiques
'Best New business' award 2012 sponsored by madebyhandonline