Studio Ceramics by Kat Wheeler in Cornwall
In 2015, Kat went to Mashiko and did a 10 week residency at the Hamada Workshop. Her experimentations with Hakeme brush decorations in Mashiko became a catalyst for her recent work in St Ives.
Kat Wheeler currently works full time in her workshop at the Gaolyard Studios, St Ives. She produces a range of high fired stoneware pieces, ranging from simple tableware to individual pieces decorated with a thick textured slip. The work is then high fired in a gas reduction kiln. In addition to producing her work, she teaches some of the throwing courses on offer at the Leach Pottery: ‘Working production for 10 years in such an intensive environment as the Leach Pottery and being surrounded and encouraged by the enthusiasm of their talented workshop team had a profound impact on me and my work. I enjoy the repetition of throwing simple forms and using contrasting slips to create texture and individuality to my range of pots.’