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Kate studied art, ceramics, textile printing and weaving at college and later decided to pursue her interest in embroidery and adventurous textile techniques.

Studying for City and Guilds Certificates and years of teaching have led Kate down many different routes, developing varied themes and working with a number of mediums and techniques such as hand and machine stitch, appliqué, collage, printing, dyeing and painting fabric.  More recently Kate has incorporated ceramics into her work and used heat tools and the embellisher machine to create interesting effects.  Master classes run by John Allen gave more impetus to design aspects.

Recent themes have included work based on ‘Doorways’ in vernacular buildings, the Staffordshire Hoard and the River Thames and its environs.  Kate prefers themes which have some connection to her life and to which she can develop an emotional response.  Currently she is returning to her early interest in natural forms and structures and has produced work based on ammonites.  The beauty of trees, woodland and water also provide sources of inspiration which she is looking forward to exploring.

She has taught for over 25 years, firstly for Surrey County Council, then Richmond Adult Education College and for the Kingston Branch of the Embroiderers’ Guild.  Kate runs now regular classes privately and enjoys passing on skills and her enjoyment and passion for the subject.

qualifications

1987-90 ... City and Guilds Embroidery Part 2
1984-87 ... City and Guilds Embroidery Part 1
1962-63 ... Art Teachers’ Certificate
1960-62 ... National Diploma in Design, Birmingham College of Art
1958-60 ...Intermediate Course in Art, Sutton Coldfield College of Art

membership


Embroiderers' Guild
Phoenix Contemporary Textile Group (PCTG)
Embroiderers’ Guild (Kingston and District Branch)
Fabrications
New Embroidery Group

exhibitions


2015 ... 'Carry on Stitching', KEG – Kingston Museum Art Gallery, Surrey
2015 ... 'In Our Element', Fabrications – Robert Phillips Gallery, Riverhouse, Walton-on-Thames
2014 ... 'The Point of the Needle', NEG – Hall Place, Kent / Oxmarket Arts Centre, Chichester, West Sussex
2014 ... Fabrications – The Lightbox, Woking, Surrey
2014 ... 'Threads of Conversation', PCTG – Robert Phillips Gallery, Riverhouse, Walton-on-Thames
2013 ... 'Meet the Sew and Sews', KEG – Kingston-upon-Thames Museum Art Gallery
2013 ... Ramster Embroidery & Textile exhibition – Chiddingfold, Surrey
2012 ... 'Between Cloth and a Hard Place', '4 x 4' - Menier Gallery, London / Knitting & Stitching Show, London
2012 ... 'Leaving Our Mark' Fabrications - Robert Phillips Gallery, Walton-on-Thames, Surrey
2012 ... 'Between Cloth and a Hard Place', 4 x 4 - Menier Gallery, London
2011 ... 'Old World, New Eyes' PCTG - Robert Phillips Gallery, Walton-on-Thames, Surrey
2011 .... Ramster Embroidery and Textile Exhibition, Chiddingfold, Surrey.
2010 .... ‘Colour Connections’, Fabrications – Sunbury Embroidery Gallery, Middlesex
2010 .... ‘Colourways’, Fabrications, - Robert Phillips Gallery, Walton-on-Thames, Surrey
2009 .... Summer Exhibition – Bank Gallery, Chobham, Surrey.
2009 .... ‘Time to Share’, Embroiderers’ Guild – Hampton Court Palace.
2009 .... ‘Colour in the City’, Fabrications – Waterloo Gallery, London
2008 .... NEG, Knitting and Stitching Show – London, Birmingham and Harrogate.
2005/8 ... ‘4 x 4’ - Menier Gallery, London.
2008 .... Fabrications – Robert Phillips Gallery, Riverhouse, Walton on Thames.
2005/7/9 ... Ramster Embroidery Exhibition – Chiddingfold, Surrey.
2007 .... ‘Women by Women’, PCTG  – Robert Phillips Gallery, Walton-on-Thames, Surrey
2007 .... Fabrications – Chequer Mead Arts Centre, East Grinstead, Surrey.
2006 .... NEG – Waterloo Gallery, London.
2006 .... Embroiderers’ Guild – Wandsworth Museum, London.
2005 .... The New Studio, Olney, Buckinghamshire.
2005 .... PCTG – Robert Phillip’s Gallery, Riverhouse, Walton on Thames.
2004 .... NEG – Hall Place, Bexley, Kent.
2003 .... Fabrications – Museum of Garden History, London.
2002 .... ‘4 x 4’ (touring) – Mall Galleries, London / Knitting & Stitching Show, London & Harrogate / Madeira Show, Harrogate
2002 .... Fabrications – Chequer Mead Gallery, East Grinstead.
2002 .... Denbies Gallery, Dorking, Surrey Exhibits with the Embroiderers’ Guild (Kingston & District Branch) - Kingston Museum Art Gallery, Surrey

work published


‘Inspired to Stitch’ by Wendy Lees

contact


Email:  kdavis398@aol.com
Tel:  020 8398 0771