Kat Evans’ asymmetrical sculptures speak of the processes that made them: pinching, coiling and paddling. Hours of careful and deliberate burnishing create a perfectly smooth canvas for a dramatic, but intentional, smoke ﬁring.
Kat collects and receives combustible materials including dry leaves, seed heads, coffee grounds and horse hair. The white hot sculptures are removed from the raku kiln and immediately brought into contact with this detritus. At this point, control gives way to chance. Time stops. The still porous surfaces record the smoke patterns.
Work which survives the thermal shock is cleaned and polished. The resulting sculptures encourage interaction: touching the unglazed surface and viewing the angular shapes from different perspectives.
Selected exhibitions and shows
Sept 2018, Clay Studio Exhibition, Manchester
Mar 2018, Unfolding, Gallery57, Arundel
Aug 2017, Newcomers, Valentines Clays, Stoke-on-Trent
April 2017, Elena Caponi Studios at Salone del Mobile, Milan
Jan 2017, Napé Gallery, Venice
Oct 2016, &Collective Gallery, Bridge of Allan
Sept 2016, The State of Clay exhibition as part of London Design Festival
2015 - 2016, Pottery and Ceramic Sculpture classes, Leek and Buxton College
2011 - 2013, Throwing and Hand-building classes, Tower Hamlets Lifelong Learning Service, London
2008 - 2010, Ceramics classes, Universidad Popular, Gijón,
1998 - 2001, Joint Honours Degree in Art History and English Literature, University of Kent at Canterbury,