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Artist Biography

Kathryn Stevens works from her home studio in Barrow In Furness, Cumbria, UK.  She studied for her Masters Degree from the University of Central Lancashire (UCLAN) based in Preston.  Some of her recent exhibitions include:

Royal Cambrian Academy of Art,

Penwith Gallery

Thrown Contemporary

The Lake Artists Society.  


She received the Ophelia Gordon Bell Award in 2022 and was long listed for the Visual Arts Open International & UK Emerging Artist Prize in 2023 and the Aesthetica 2024 Art Prize. 


Kathryn provides tailor made workshops for local schools, community groups and offers a kiln rental service.

Artist Statement

Kathryn makes sculptural forms influenced by technical drawings used in the ship and boat building industries. Her work provides a narrative of the place she was born; documenting her own heritage.


Stories create connection, a sense of belonging and help make sense of the world, becoming embedded in our memories. Formulating her own clay body and glaze recipes using local raw materials and industrial waste evidences the areas geological formation, helping to cement her work in the field of narrative ceramics.


MA Ceramics, UCLAN Preston 2022 

Current Roles

MUDFest Founder (South Cumbria Ceramics Festival)

Northern Potters Association Potters Camp Event Lead (from 2021) 

Northern Potters Association Committee Member (from 2020)

Northern Potters Association NW Regional Coordinator (from 2019)

Ulverston Potters Collective Founding Member


Craft Potters Association - Associate Member

Cumbria Sculptors

Northern Potters Association

Scottish Potters Association

London Potters Association

South Lakes Art Collective

Exhibition History

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Aesthetica Art Prize 2024 (Longlisted)

Visual Arts Open International and UK Emerging Artist Prize in 2023 (Longlisted)

Ophelia Gordon Bell Award 2022 The Lake Artists Society (for excellence and innovation in sculpture)


Curator - UCLAN Ceramics Exhibition, Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair, Manchester

Lead - NPA Potters Camp 2023

Workshops - Sculpture and ceramic workshops delivered in local schools 

Kiln Share - Kiln rental services


National Raku Party - Art Council Funding (100 Years Of Leach Pottery)

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