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Kate Malone

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Kate Malone MBE (#VoteHerIn, Episode 65)

Two Broads Talking Politics

#VoteHer In co-producer and co-host, Rebecca Sive, first met Kate in the mid-1990s when she purchased her work at London’s Victoria & Albert Museum. They subsequently met and became friends, along the way learning they share a birthday and a deep commitment to helping women artists achieve both their artistic goals and leadership positions in arts and civic life. Throughout her career, Kate has been generous with her time and organizing talents, developing community programs in both Great Britain and India. As you’ll see when you join the videocast, Kate is also a terrific role model for other women artists building their own businesses. For this #VoteHerIn videocast, Kate will share her thoughts about being an independent woman artists as well as about her philanthropic work.


6 May 2021

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Remembering the victims of Peter Sutcliffe; Women in the wedding industry; Kate Malone

Woman's Hour

The serial killer Peter Sutcliffe has died of Covid 19. He was convicted of the murders of 13 women, and the attempted murder of 7 others, in Yorkshire and the north-west of England between 1975 and 1980. Jane speaks to Joan Smith is a feminist writer and campaigner, and author of Misogynies – she was a reporter in the North of England at the time. Louise Watiss is a criminologist at Teeside University and Carol Anne Lee is the author of Somebody’s Mother Somebody’s Daughter. We also hear from Richard McCann whose mother Wilma was the first woman killed by Peter Sutcliffe, and Mo Lea who 40 years ago was an art student In Leeds when she was attacked. Sutcliffe was never convicted of the assault on Mo.During the current English lockdown, only ‘deathbed’ marriages and civil partnerships are possible, and there can be no parties. In the other nations of the UK, small ceremonies are being allowed, and in some cases very limited receptions. Overall this year an estimated 200,000 weddings have been cancelled due to the restrictions imposed on social gatherings to try and limit the spread of Covid-19. So what impact is all this having on the hundreds of thousands of women who work in the wedding industry? Jane speaks to Jessie Westwood, founder of the campaign What About Weddings and owner of wedding & event production company Studio Sorores, and to Jemma Palmer who runs bridal boutique Halo & Wren.Kate Malone is one of the UK’s leading potters and ceramicists. She tells Jane about the therapeutic benefits of working with clay.


13 Nov 2020

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Ceramicist Kate Malone, MBE, on developing creative confidence and crystalline knowledge

The Practical Creative

This conversation is with Kate Malone, one of the UK’s leading ceramic artists with an illustrious career spanning thirty years. Her work is inspired by the joy and optimism of Nature, and often features large, hand-made pieces inspired by fruit, nuts, berries and pumpkins. Much of her work is coloured by the addition of crystalline glazes, and she is renowned for her research and experimentation in this area. And we dig into in the episode. Her exuberant work has won her an array of commissions and collaborations, including major public art projects. Kate was awarded an MBE in 2019 for services to ceramic art. Some of the topics we cover in this conversation include: Managing risk and uncertainty both in her studio based practice, as well as when undertaking ambitious public art projects Developing confidence as a maker and finding your own artistic voice How she thinks about selling her work in an elite marketplace And we finish with an absolutely brilliant creative challenge to apply to your own practice. So please enjoy this energizing and thought provoking conversation.

1hr 9mins

28 May 2020

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Kate Malone on clay.

Material Matters with Grant Gibson

Kate Malone is one of Britain’s most important ceramicists, with pieces in the collections of Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Manchester Art Gallery and the V&A, to name just a few. She works in many different areas, from nature-inspired gallery pieces to batch production mugs via public art and architectural commissions – as she puts it rather wonderfully, her projects range in value from £25 to £1.5 million. In a discussion that can only be described as wide-ranging, we talk about her fascination with the natural world; how a near-deadly bout of meningitis changed her life for the better; her time as a TV judge on The Great Pottery Throwdown(clue: she was the one that didn’t burst into tears continually); and why exactly people used to mistake her for Simply Red’s Mick Hucknall. The thread through it all is her love of clay and the joy she evidently finds in communicating with it. You can find out more about Kate here: katemaloneceramics.com or go to her galleryist’s site here: adriansassoon.com. Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/materialmatters?fan_landing=true)


24 Apr 2019

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Judge From The Great Pottery Throw Down Talks Clay | Kate Malone | Episode 396

The Potters Cast | Pottery | Ceramics | Art | Craft

British potter, Kate Malone is studio potter, ceramic artist, and judge. Kate is known for large sculptural vessels and for being a judge on the popular BBC2's The Great Pottery Throw Down. Her work richly glazed with bright colors. After leaving the Royal College of Art, Kate began working in the South Bank Craft Centre. On display in a number of public locations, Kate's work is also highly sought after for private collections. 

1hr 11mins

13 Feb 2018

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#4 'Vital Forms' - talking ceramics with Kate Malone & Keith Struthers


Listen to the uniquely creative world of this London ceramicist.Kate's enthusiasm for the life force in nature, that which animates the growth of plants and the coming to fruit, gives her works a feeling of vitality and warmth. Her work stimulates us to feel more alive and emotionally connected.Is it possible to find common sculptural ground where the clarity of the architectural process is combined with the crafters artistic spontaneity?see more at www.naturalscool.comKate Malone is an internationally acclaimed ceramicist whose work has been exhibited in over a hundred solo and group exhibitions from London to Miami , New York and Japan.Follow us on www.naturalscool.comFind Katehttp://www.katemaloneceramics.com


2 Sep 2015